The Adventures of Cholo, Vato and Pano
These books, written by Dr. George Rivera and illustrated by Tony Ortega are part of a series which recounts the adventures of a Chicano boy, Pano, and his two dogs, Cholo and Vato. Their adventures include a summer of migrant farm work, a Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico, and a summer in northern New Mexico. Their experiences are described in Spanish and English with colorful and lively illustrations by Ortega. Their adventures give students glimpses of Chicano culture and convey an appreciation for the culture and history through open discussions about migrant issues, tradition, and childhood discovery.
"A Migrant Child's Dream" is a bilingual book that follows Pano, a young migrant farmer, and his family as they travel across the country.
"Aztec Adventure of Cholo, Vato and Pano" This beautifully illustrated bilingual book relates a child's view of the time when Halloween ends and the Day of the Dead begins.
Who am I? Family Adventures Of Cholo, Vato, and Pano, The most recent installment details Pano's journey of self-discovery through a summer of conversations with his grandmother.
Download Who Am I -- Bilingual Children's story written
by George Rivera.
Illustrations by Tony Ortega