The Maya’s Adventures series celebrates Maya’s spirit as well as her accomplishments. Jo Ann Briseño developed the idea for this series from napkin drawings she placed in her daughter's lunch box every day. Young readers learn that even though some things in life are difficult, challenges can be overcome, and a good attitude can make a world of difference. These books further illustrate how we all have more in common than different. They offer a celebration of the human spirit we all have.
A Day at the Library
Briseño’s first book in the Maya’s Adventures series is A Day at the Library. In it, we meet Maya, a spunky and fun-loving eight-year-old girl who just happens to have Down syndrome. Maya finds joy in a multitude of activities, so when her mom suggests going to the library, Maya enthusiastically agrees. She gathers the books she needs to return and is ready to go. Beautifully hand-colored illustrations engage children in a joyful story of learning what to expect. After all, libraries offer more than books and quiet spaces.