The Little Doctor
Juan J. Guerra, Victoria Castillo, illustrator, Arte Público Press Hardcover $17.95 (32pp), 978-1-55885-846-6
Salvador dreams of becoming a doctor after translating for his Spanish-speaking abuela at a crowded clinic with an uncaring physician. Inspired by his own experiences as a young boy helping his El Salvadorian grandmother navigate the US health-care system, Juan J. Guerra’s insightful, bilingual account highlights the need for culturally sensitive medical practitioners, in The Little Doctor: El doctorcito. Notes of despair and hope shine through in the strikingly animated artwork from Victoria Castillo.