Finding the Music: En Pos De La Musica

About the Book

Book Review—Bilingual Book, Bicultural World: Finding the Music


Book Review Libros Latin@s: Finding the Music/En Pos de la Música


Book Review Book Dragon


Interview with the Author, Jennifer Torres


Author’s Personal Webpage


Illustrator’s Personal Webpage


2016 Américas Award Winning Children’s Books


Mexico – National Geographic for Kids


Mexico Facts for Kids | Mexico Attractions | Food | People | Geography


Mexico | history - geography |


Mexico Vacation Travel Video Guide


Overview of Mexico: Maps, Flags, Facts and History' guide


Learn the Top 25 Must-Know Spanish Phrases!


Learn the Top 15 Favorite Spanish Words (Chosen by Fans)


Learn the Top 15 Spanish Questions You Should Know


History of the Mariachi


Cielito Lindo Mariachi Letra Lyrics Españo Ingles/ Spanish English Lovely Sky


Ay, Yai, Yai, Yai Canta y No Llores - Mariachi International Mexico De Noche


Best Mariachi Music – Audio recording


“Celebrating Women in Mariachi” | Page from author’s website, includes links to information about female mariachi performers, and a video of a high school mariachi group, Mariachi Chavez.


Mariachi Chavez | High school mariachi band


Mexican Mariachi Music | Basic overview of mariachi


Smithonian Folkways Recordings | includes numerous tracks of mariachi music


Mariachi Flor De Toloache: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert


Sebastien De La Cruz & El Charro De Oro Mariachi Band



Teaching Activities

Story Map By Author


Mini-Memoir basic information on the book: Finding The Music / En Pos De La Música


Kid Activities | Mexican Theme


Resources about Mexico


Diego Rivera For Kids: Make Your Own Mural!


7 Mexican Games for Children: Traditional Fun


Mexican Maracas


Shakers & Maracas


Paper Plate Vihuela


Baila! Latin Dance in the Spanish Classroom

Learning about Latin American history and culture through dance – while written for high school grades, contains video material that may be useful at all levels.