Rainbow Weaver = Tejedora del Arcoiris
Rainbow Weaver = Tejedora del Arcoiris

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Annotation: Ixchel, a young Mayan girl who is not allowed to use her mother's thread to weave, exercises her ingenuity, repurposing plastic bags to create colorful weavings. Includes glossary and author's note.
Catalog Number: #128335
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
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Copyright Date: 2016
Edition Date: 2016
Illustrator: Chavarri, Elisa,
Pages: 40
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-89239-374-2 Perma-Bound: 0-605-95405-4
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-89239-374-9 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-95405-2
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2016011374
Dimensions: 26 cm.
Language: Spanish
Bilingual: Yes
Reviewing Agencies:
ALA Booklist (Sat Oct 01 00:00:00 CDT 2016)
Kirkus Reviews
Publishers Weekly
School Library Journal (Sat Oct 01 00:00:00 CDT 2016)
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Word Count: 1,023
Reading Level: 3.7
Interest Level: K-3
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.7 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 188623 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:2.3 / points:2.0 / quiz:Q70153

Ixchel wants to follow in the long tradition of weaving on backstrap looms, just as her mother, grandmother, and most Mayan women have done for more than two thousand years. But Ixchel's mother is too busy preparing her weavings for market. If they bring a good price, they will have money to pay for Ixchel's school and books. And besides, there is not enough extra thread for Ixchel to practice with. Disappointed, Ixchel first tries weaving with blades of grass, and then with bits of wool, but no one would want to buy the results. As she walks around her village, Ixchel finds it littered with colorful plastic bags. There is nowhere to put all the bags, so they just keep accumulating. Suddenly, Ixchel has an idea She collects and washes the plastic bags. Then she cuts each bag into thin strips. Sitting at her loom, Ixchel weaves the plastic strips into a colorful fabric that looks like a beautiful rainbow--just like the weavings of Mayan women before her.

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