Magic Windows

Written by Carmen Lomas Garza. (Children's Book Press, 1999).



Using traditional folk art from papel picado, cut-paper art, Garza reveals her Mexican heritage and life in Texas in this bilingual book in Spanish and English. Past and present cultures and generations are connected through fifteen intricately crafted cutouts, each formed from a single piece of paper.

Awards Won

Title Year
Belpré Medal image Pura Belpré Award
The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
2000 - Winner(s)