NEW SEASON Episode 1:The Bird with the Lizard Tail

It's season 2 of The Fina Mendoza Mysteries and Fina has a new case: find the mysterious Chickcharney, a mythical bird from the Caribbean, for her friend Monica who works in the snack bar.

The Fina Mendoza Mysteries are written and produced by Kitty Felde.


Fina - Amy Solano

Papa - Steven Cuevas

Monica - Tamika Katon-Donegal

Claudia - Linda Graves

John the Staffer - Steve Gamber 

Season 2 of The Fina Mendoza Mysteries podcast is based on the book State of the Union by Kitty Felde, published by Chesapeake Press. You can pick up a copy at your local bookstore or ask your public library to add it to their collection. Autographed copies and a free 65 page Teacher's Guide to the series available at It’s a great way to introduce civics to kids.

More info about cast and crew of The Fina Mendoza Mysteries at

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