Written by Mitali Perkins
Illustrated by Sara Palacios
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
It’s almost time for Christmas, and Maria is traveling with her mother and younger brother, Juan, to visit their grandmother on the border of California and Mexico. For the few minutes they can share together along the fence, Maria and her brother plan to exchange stories and Christmas gifts with the grandmother they haven’t seen in years. But when Juan’s gift is too big to fit through the slats in the fence, Maria has a brilliant idea. She makes it into a kite that soars over the top of the iron bars. Here is a heartwarming tale of multi-cultural families, and the miracle of love.
Primary ISBN: 9780374303730
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 03 or older
Community Represented: Mexican/Mexican American
Setting: United States, Mexico
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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