Vote for Tango Red Riding Hood

Vote for Tango Red Riding Hood on Every Child a Reader, an award-winning nonprofit organization that has national programs including Children's Book Week (the longest-running literacy initiative in the country), the Kids' Book Choice Awards, Get Caught Reading, and the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature program, in partnership with the Library of Congress. Every Child a Reader is supported by the Children's Book Council (CBC), a nonprofit trade association of children's book publishers that is dedicated to promoting reading and children's books.

Rachel's book is nominated for the The Anna Dewdney Read-Together Award. According to Every Child a Reader, this award is "given annually to a picture book that is both a superb read-aloud and also sparks compassion, empathy, and connection. The award commemorates the life and work of author/illustrator Anna Dewdney and celebrates her commitment to reading with young children and putting books into as many little hands as possible."

You have the opportunity to vote for Rachel's book as a picture book that is engaging and fun to read to our children, teaching them at the same time about Argentine culture and the Spanish language. Accompanied by beautiful illustrations by Carolina Vázquez, it is more than a read-aloud but also a sing-along as well!

Share this with your friends, family, and schools this nomination through social media using the tag #AnnaDewdneyAward. You can vote for Tango Red Riding Hood right on the website for Every Child a Reader. The voting ends on April 4!

"A Latinx retelling of Red Riding Hood with a dancing Red and a wolf eager to learn English. Moni is on her way to visit her abuela and is distracted by a music-playing lobo. Some "lost in translation" moments result in Moni running away from the wolf. The bolded sound effects in the tale perfectly evoke the rhythm of dance and underscore Moni's love for it. Vibrant colors in the illustrations support the upbeat tone that hints at the different direction this retelling will take. The depiction of people learning a new language including the hiccups along the way is recreated with warmth and humor, reminiscent of Angela Dominguez's Maria Had a Little Llama/María tenía una llamita. A glossary of Spanish words is included in the back. VERDICT A bright retelling with a real beat, this not only shares the experience of learning a language, but will be a story hour hit."

-- Ruth Guerrier-Pierre, School Library Journal