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“This moving story will open up important discussions about racism and prejudice against people of marginalized backgrounds, including those who speak a different language. The digital art is composed of mostly oranges and purples, perfect for representing the tender relationship between granddaughter and grandmother…A resonant, intergenerational picture book about an important and necessary topic; highly recommended for children’s picture book collections.”
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Abuelita and Me

Written by Leonarda Carranza
Illustrated by Rafael Mayani
Published by Annick Press

Spending time at home with Abuelita means pancakes, puddle-jumping, and nail-painting. But venturing out into the city is not always as fun. On the bus and at the grocery store, people are impatient and suspicious—sometimes they even yell. Sad, angry, and scared, the story’s young narrator decides not to leave home again…until a moment of empowerment helps her see the strength she and Abuelita share when they face the world together. Warm, expressive illustrations by Rafael Mayani highlight the tenderness in Abuelita and the narrator’s relationship.

Look for the Spanish edition Abuelita y yo.

Primary ISBN: 9781773216102
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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