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“Cartoon drawings emphasize the resilience of Abuela and her family as they navigate the border landscape, the impenetrable wall, and a situation that feels unfathomable–but is, unfortunately, all too based in reality.” –Publishers Weekly

Between Us and Abuela

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:

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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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