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A is for the Americas

A is for Asia

"Q is for Quetzal, a tropical bird prized for its striking blue and green feathers."


1999  Orchard Books - Hardcover/Paperback

With provocative fun facts that are intended to send the reader exploring, A is for the Americas highlights the cultural and geographic diversity of North, Central and South America.


Cynthia Chin-Lee and Terri de la Peña cover a wide array of places, from the icy tundra of the Arctic Circle to the rugged southern plains of Argentina.


The illustrations come to life with Enrique O. Sanchez’s use of bright colors and textures. Each flavorful entry from jalapeños, igloos, llamas, voodoo and the Niagara Falls share an insightful peek into the Americas.

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