When We Love Someone We Sing to Them reframes a cultural tradition to include LGBTQ experience. In this book we learn about the Mexican tradition of singing to family and loved ones through one small boy who naturally assumes the tradition includes him and his experience.
Watch a tradition expand as limitations are lifted to include everyone, all the way to remembering Xochipilli, the Mesoamerican diety of flowers, dance and song, a traditionally gay protector of ancient Mexico.
A perfect book to bring tradition and inclusion into the conversation and support our LGBTQ young ones in knowing that they belong and always have, while providing pride in both our Mexican heritage and our LGBTQ culture and history as families.
Watch the Video:
(Join Maya on a rainy day in San Francisco as she reads some excerpts from two of her upcoming bilingual (english/spanish) children’s books. Death in the Family, written and illustrated by Maya, and When We Love Someone We Sing to Them written by Ernesto Martinez, mentored & illustrated by Maya.)