With roots on the U.S./Mexico border, Cinco Puntos publishes great books which make a difference in the way you see the world.
childrens books
young adult books
poetry books
fiction books
non-fiction books
graphic novels
first concepts
featured titles

about us
customer service

Teacher's Resources
View & Print our Bilingual Catalog
View & Print our YA Catalog

<< Back to Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush

Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush

School Library Journal

In the small town of Rosario, alongside the crumbling cathedral and the dusty walls, are cryptic messages painted by Mr. Mendoza, self-proclaimed “graffiti king of all Mexico.” A teen tells fantastic legends of the town, connecting them with the man’s words. Mendoza himself is a legend; is he real or imagined? Immortal or human? There’s nothing his paintbrush hasn’t touched, from a dead monk to a peeping Tom. He paints the town’s ugly truths, angering and intriguing residents. The richly colored artwork captures the town and its citizens in bold black lines filled with the heat and magic of Mexico. The quiet, lyrical text tells of urban legends and teenage lust tempered by guilt, and it’s beautifully woven into the graphics. This slim book can fit into any collection serving older teens.–Sadie Mattox, DeKalb County Public Library, Decatur, GA
- Sadie Mattox, July 1, 2010 

books for kids | young adults | poetry | non-fiction | fiction | on sale | featured titles
submissions | insternships | about us | customer service | contact us | bilingual books
search | privacy statement | ©2001 - 2019 Cinco Puntos Press
Designed by
Stanton Street 

Distributed to the trade by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution.