Antonio Hernandez Madrigal con Blanca's Feather: La Pluma de Blanca
Saint Francis of Assisi Day is celebrated in Mexico and many other countries, including the United States, each year on October 4. Since the twelfth century, men, women, and children have paraded their newborn farm animals and pets to the local church to receive a blessing that will protect them from disease and predators. In Blanca's Feather, Antonio Hernandez Madrigal weaves together the rituals of this ceremony with the special friendship between a girl and her pet. Rosalia can't wait to take her hen, Blanca, to the blessing, but when it's time to leave for the chapel, Blanca is nowhere to be found. When Blanca finally comes out from her hiding spot, she is surrounded by a fluffy batch of newly hatched chicks.