A delightful children’s picture book written in both spanish and english. “Not Without Angélica” is a picture book for preschool children. Angélica is from a traditional New Mexico Northern Village. She wants to spend all her time with her friends on top of la loma (the hill), but she discovers that she can be just as happy celebrating with neighbors. There is a time for everything, but not with out Angélica.
The story shows the importance of friends, family, community and tradition. Children who live in traditional villages rarely get to see themselves in books. “Not With- out Angélica” will reflect their lives, while also educating other children about these communities. All children will relate to Angélica’s desire to keep playing when she’s required to do other things, and they will be inspired by the message about a child’s value in her family and community.