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Synopsis:
Ixchel, a Mayan girl in Guatemala, wants to weave like her mother, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers before her. She also wants to help pay for her school and books. But threads are too expensive for her to use.  Disappointed, she tries weaving with grasses, then wool. Nothing works. When, at last, she tries using old plastic bags, she weaves a rainbow…and helps clean the environment!
“…an uplifting offering that would be a wonderful addition to picture book collections and STEAM programs.”–School Library Journal
“...a buoyant, accessible. . . tribute to Mayan weaving.” 
–Kirkus Reviews
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Buy the book:
Such a special book! 
I wrote it for a dear friend, a Guatemalan, who 
- like me - is an anthropologist. She founded the organization, Mayan Hands, to help Mayan women support their families…and keep alive their traditions. By sharing the story of contemporary Mayan people and donating profits from this book, I hope that 
I, too, can help. 
                     ~Linda
RAINBOW WEAVER
Tejedora del Arcoiris

Illustrated by Elisa Chavarri

Publisher: Children’s Book Press / Lee & Low Books   

ISBN-10: 0892393742
ISBN-13: 978-0892393749https://www.leeandlow.com/books/2939shapeimage_28_link_0
“High in the mountains above Lake Atitlán, Ixchel watched her mother weave thread into fabric as beautiful as a rainbow…"
Junior Library 
Guild Selection
BILINGUAL: English and Spanish!

ALSC’s 2017 Building STEAM with Día! Booklist for K-2.

You can check out the full booklist here.

Chosen as the StoryWalk selection for Westchester County’s Gedney Park

Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year List

You can find the full list here.

Rainbow Weaver Activity:
Download Coloring & Paper Doll Printable HERE.Rainbow_Weaver_files/RWdolls.pdfshapeimage_37_link_0