A Crown for Corina

A Crown for Corina

A Crown for Corina

A Crown for Corina


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A charming story about a girl who learns a beloved family tradition and the symbolism behind the Mexican flower crown, from two Pura Belpré award-winning creators.

Today is Corina’s birthday, and she’s excited to wear the biggest crown with the most beautiful flowers picked from her abuela’s garden.

Each flower tells a special story about all the ways Corina is rooted in the family she loves. 

With elegant and eye-catching illustrations from award-winning artist Elisa Chavarri, this charming story shares a beloved family tradition through one girl’s journey of self-discovery as she learns about the symbolism behind the Mexican flower crown.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759556843
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 02/07/2023
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 84,492
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Laekan Zea Kemp is the author of Pura Belpré Honor book Somewhere Between Bitter and SweetHeartbreak Symphony, and Omega Morales and the Legend of La Lechuza. She lives in Austin, Texas. A Crown for Corina is her picture book debut. Laekan invites you to visit her at laekanzeakemp.com or follow her on Twitter @LaekanZeaKemp.

Elisa Chavarri is the artist of Pura Belpré Honor Book Sharuko: El Arqueólogo Peruano / Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello by Monica Brown. She graduated with honors from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Elisa was born in Peru and raised mostly in northern Michigan, where she still lives with her husband and their two children. She invites you to visit her at elisachavarri.com. 
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