֍The Bravest Flute: A Story of Courage in the Mayan Tradition; Ann Grifalconi (1994), 32 pp. 13 oz --- [ages 6+, reading grades 2-4th ] [Living Mayan Culture]
A bit contrived, but enjoyable, story of a young Mayan boy who finds the strength to hold up his family's honor by playing a flute and carrying a drum in a village processional. The author, Ann Grifalconi,, obviously has experienced and values the culture and processions she writes about in the story. Colorful watercolors add to the story. I have seen similar processions in Chichicastenango.
Limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print)