Growing Reader

Brightly Storytime:
Carmela Full of Wishes

by the Brightly Editors

Our latest Brightly Storytime pick, from the creators of Last Stop on Market Streettakes a poignant look at life in a young Hispanic girl’s community. When Carmela finds a dandelion growing in the sidewalk, she contemplates the many wishes she can make with it. Will she wish for a candy machine? Or for her father’s immigration papers to be fixed so he can finally come home? When a fall causes her to crush the flower, Carmela’s brother helps her to find hope for her dreams in unexpected places.

For more books that celebrate Hispanic culture, check out these Picture Books That Celebrate Hispanic Heritage!