Lupita is excited about dancing La Raspa, a Mexican folk dance, with her first-grade class at a celebration of Children's Day, El Día de los Niños, but just before the performance her partner, Ernesto, sprains his ankle.
Seventh-grader Joe Lopez, a promising artist, stands up to a bully and survives, thanks to his Grandpa Jesse's advice about la lucha. A bilingual flip book with Garza's black and white sketches depicting bullies, heroes, and the roosters that Joe loves to draw.
Long ago in what would come to be called Mexico, as Mama Alma and her granddaughter, Bella, recall happy times while walking in the garden they have tended together since Bella was a baby, Mama Alma asks that after she is gone her family remember her on one special day each year. Includes facts about The Remembering Day, El dia de los muertos.
When Esteban thinks his green cape lacks super powers he decides to sell it, but at the park as a storm blows in he finds a baby doll on the swings, so he rescues it by bringing it home safely, making him feel like a super hero after all.