Written by Cecilia Ruiz
Illustrated by Cecilia Ruiz
Published by Candlewick Press
The first time Abuela holds Nina, her heart overflows with tenderness. And as Nina grows up, she and Abuela spend plenty of time together. Abuela can’t help thinking how much she’d like to give Nina a very special treat, so she saves a little bit of her money every week — a few pesos here, a few pesos there. When the world turns upside down, Abuela’s dream of a surprise for Nina seems impossible. Luckily, time spent together — and the love Abuela and Nina have for each other — could turn out to be the very best gift of all. With a soft and subtle hand, author-illustrator Cecilia Ruiz draws from her own history to share a deeply personal tale about remembering what’s most important when life starts to get in the way.
Primary ISBN: 9780763692674
Publication Date: August 2018
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Picture Book , Age 04 or older
Community Represented: Mexican/Mexican American
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: In Home Country
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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