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The Spanish Tortilla

Book Bubble: Onion, Potato – In a Bowl!

Told by storyteller Peter Burroughs, and musician Carlos Rodriguez.

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Want more cool stories about food and family? Try one of these:

How My Parents Learned to Eat
by Ina R. Friedman

An American sailor courts a Japanese girl and each tries, in secret, to learn the other’s way of eating.


Too Many Tamales
by Gary Soto

Maria tries on her mother’s wedding ring while helping make tamales for a Christmas family get-together. Panic ensues when hours later, she realizes the ring is missing.



Bee-bim Bop!
by Linda Sue Park

A child, eager for a favorite meal, helps with the shopping, food preparation, and table setting.



Book Bubble is a co-production of Arlington Independent Media and the Arlington County Public Library, and is funded by the Friends of the Arlington Public Library.


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Comments (3)

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  1. Imani Whiters-Russell says:

    This was a refreshing program. I enjoyed the simple story line, the wonderful music, illustrations, and interviews. I know that children will enjoy the stories and lessons from this show. Good job Mariela and many thanks to your talented guests.

    How can the general public access this program?


    • The Librarians says:

      Hi Imani,

      Thank you for the kind words!

      The program will air on Arlington Independent Media and ArlingtonTV on cable (although we’re not sure yet about when), and can be watched online at any time, both here on the Library website and on the Arlington Independent Media Youtube channel.

  2. Lyndsey says:

    Amazing program! If I were from a Spanish background, I would feel so affirmed in my heritage from this episode. Thanks for the storytelling ideas.

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