Monday, December 31, 2012

Promoting Vanilla and Chocolate online

on Dec 31, 2012
Vanilla and Chocolate is a tale for children that enlighten the value of tolerance
with modern and beautiful illustrations. 
I recommend this book not only for children, but also for adults.

Vainilla y Chocolate es una historieta para niños que les ilustra el valor de la tolerancia

con modernas y bellas imágenes. 
Yo recomiendo este libro no sólo para niños, sino también para adultos.
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Vanilla and Chocolate on Local School Libraries

What an honor to see my book on Local School Libraries!




Thank you Librarians and students for your support!



Summary: A concerned teacher helps two friends be together after their parents refused to let them play because of their skin color.

To obtain the book, visit:

Vanilla and Chocolate Coloring Pages

Vanilla and Chocolate was published in October 2012. This book was written to help children understand the virtue of Tolerance.

Designed by Estella Mejia
Main Setting: Vanilla and Chocolate main setting is at the Black and White Picnic where the development of the story mainly takes place. 

Plot: A concerned teacher helps two friends be together after their parents refused to let them play because of their skin color.


Characters: Mrs. M. prepared a Black and White Picnic Day where Vanilla and Chocolate’s parents recognized their kid’s friendship.



Lessons for Living Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/Kdz9mG1Xc5k  via @YouTube



Activity Color Vanilla and Chocolate Characters 
using your imagination and own colors
Illustrations by Estella Mejia

1. Mrs. M.

  

2. Vanilla and Chocolate


3. Black and White Invitation

This book is dedicated to all teachers who dedicate their lives to education.

The last page of the story contains a vocabulary page and questions for discussion with children at home or at school.

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Vanilla and Chocolate Activities


Vanilla and Chocolate was published in October 2012. This book was written to help children understand the virtue of Tolerance.

Illustrations by Estella Mejia
Main Setting: Vanilla and Chocolate main setting is at the Black and White Picnic where the development of the story mainly takes place. 

Plot: A concerned teacher helps two friends be together after their parents refused to let them play because of their skin color.

Characters: Mrs. M. prepared a Black and White Picnic Day where Vanilla and Chocolate’s parents recognized their kid’s friendship.

The last page of the story contains a vocabulary page and questions for discussion at home or at school.

Vocabulary:
Concerned (adjective):        Anxious, worried
Traditional (adjective):         Custom passed on from one generation to another
Ban (transitive verb):           To prohibit, forbid
Fulfilled (transitive verb):    Action completed, satisfied

Questions:
1. What was the best part of the story?
2. What is your favorite illustration?
3. What did you learn about this tale?


   
   1. Use Characters, Setting and Events Drawing activity to discuss the topic of Tolerance. It is important to be honest, respect ideas and help students build tolerance.  






           2. Use Characters, Setting and Events Writing activity to discuss the topic of Tolerance.
   


                        3. After the Read Aloud you can use a Sequence of Events Activity.
                        



Ice-cream party after the activities:


Objective: Make connections between ice-cream flavor to skin colors. 


Ingredients: For K- 3er graders
1/2 gallon of Vanilla Ice cream
1/2 gallon of Chocolate Ice cream
Plastic bowls (one per each student)
Plastic spoons (one per each student)

Additional Optional ingredients to 3er-5th graders (To add connection with other skin colors) such as: Cherries, Caramel Syrup or  Sprinkles. 

Instructions:
1.    Set-up a table with the ice-creams tubs, bowls and spoons.
2.    Call each student to take one spoon of each ice-cream even if they don’t like one of the flavors.
3.    Let them be free to mix the colors, separate them or eat it.

The last page of the story contains a vocabulary page and questions for discussion with children. After or before the recipe activity, use the questions to reinforce the lesson to build tolerance.


This book is dedicated to all teachers who dedicate their lives to education.

For more activities visit: http://www.luzdelmes.com/ldm.php?ldm=learningactivities


For reviews about this book visit: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16249983-vanilla-and-chocolate-vainilla-y-chocolate

Social Media:

E-mail: hazeleyes@luzdelmes.com
Website: http://www.luzdelmes.com/
Amazon Author Page:

Lessons for Living Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/Kdz9mG1Xc5k  via @YouTube

Friday, December 14, 2012

First FIVE Stars Review!!!

on December 14, 2012
I gave these books to some children, at church. They loved them. Thank you, Maritza, for having the insight to write this book. Wonderful, entertaining, and lessons learned. Thanks again!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Launched Vanilla and Chocolate


My first event to promote my FIRST Bilingual Children’s book 

on CCW Night Nov. 12/2012

I'm excited and worried!!!





Vanilla and Chocolate supports Human Dignity Campaign at CCW Night

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Meet Vanilla and Chocolate Characters and Setting


Surprise your students with Vanilla and Chocolate Cookies
&
Read Vanilla and Chocolate  

to look at racism in a different way!


  
FIRST CHARACTER Mrs., M.
A concerned teacher helps two friends
be together after their parents refused 
to let them play because of their skin color.
What do you think Mrs. M. is going to do about the situation?
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SECOND CHARACTER: Vanilla
Vanilla loves to play with Chocolate 
until the day his parents didn't allow him 
to play with his best friend anymore...






THIRD CHARACTER: Chocolate
Chocolate loves to play with his best friend Vanilla until
the day Vanilla didn't come back to school. 
He felt sad and didn't understand the reason.
Do you know the reason?





MAIN SETTING:
Vanilla and Chocolate main setting is at the Black and White Day
where the plot gets to its pick 
and the development of the story mainly takes place.

MAIN IDEA: 
Reunite Vanilla and Chocolate.
Do you think the plan work?




FRONT COVER
Vanilla and Chocolate was written to help children
understand the virtue of Tolerance. 
Race does not matter as long as you tolerate and appreciate each other’s differences.






BACK COVER
Vanilla and Chocolate invites the reader 
to talk with children at home or at school about this topic. 
Each story contains a vocabulary page and questions for discussion. www.amazon.com/Vanilla-Chocolate-Vainilla-Spanish-English/dp/098567623X





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