- Paperback: 104 pages
- Publisher: Nighthawk Press (January 13, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0692620613
- ISBN-13: 978-0692620618
Ed Cárdenas is a native of Taos, New Mexico. He received his master's degree in social work from the University of Denver and currently trains substance-abuse and grief counselors. Cárdenas is the author of the "Lovito" series, bilingual books for children based on old "dichos" (proverbs) that teach character building and life skills, including a lesson plan and song for each story.
As a young boy, Antonio is inspired by his Abuelito’s “Libros de Dichos” (Book of Proverbs), and by his family’s generations-long connections to their beanfield in Peñasco, New Mexico. But when his Abuelito dies, Antonio, now an angry teenager living in Denver, feels compelled to return to the fields of his boyhood to search for his grandfather’s book. When he arrives in Peñasco, Antonio finds more than he imagined. El Legado (The Legacy) is a story of love and family, of land and roots, and about the importance of cultural heritage in discovering the road to healing.