Perla Garcia and the Mystery of La Llorona, the Weeping Woman
Perla Garcia and Valiente, her trusty side-kick, have a new case! La Llorona, the weeping woman, is haunting the arroyo, the stream. She's chasing children and scaring them with her cries, but was it La Llorona or their imagination? There's only one way to find out: Turn the case over to Perla Garcia and Valiente, the greatest mystery busters in the history of el Barrio de Guadalupe. The Perla Garcia Mysteries are a new read, learn, and share bilingual book series for emerging readers ages 6 and up. Books will be published in English and Spanish and a teacher's guide will be available free of charge. Books will include a glossary of Spanish words used in the text as well as an activity sheet that lets young readers become detectives in order to explore the myth and legend behind each books' antagonist. Readers are encouraged to investigate the mystery and to post their findings on The Perla Mysteries website, and if they have a trusty sidekick, like Valiente, to assist them, they can also submit a photograph showing the both of them.