Bibliographic Information: Hayes, J., & Hill, V. T. (1987). La llorona: The weeping woman: An Hispanic legend told in Spanish and English. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.

Brief Annotation: About a woman name Maria, whose husband does not care about her and cheats on her. The Husband only give his attention to his children which upset Maria and she decided to drown her children. After doing so she regrets it and tries to save them but it was too late . With a broken heart, Maria dies and becomes a ghost wondering around rivers and ponds looking for her children.

Genre: Folktales

Grade Level: 2-4

Readers who will like this book: Readers who like something scary but not to the max.

Response and Ratings: I never heard of the weeping woman so it was really interesting reading about La Llorona.

Question: How did Maria become known as La Llorona?

 

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