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“…a moving story of the bond between a grandmother and a grandchild—a bond that won’t fade even as the grandmother’s memory does.”
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Holding On

Written by Sophia N. Lee
Illustrated by Isabel Roxas
Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers

There is always singing in Lola’s house. Sammy Davis Jr. in the morning, Dean Martin in the afternoon, and all throughout the evening, old Tagalog love songs from Nora Aunor, Basil Valdez, and more. Lola always says: “If you want to hold on, you gotta sing your songs.”

Her granddaughter tucks these sounds and Lola’s wisdom deep within her heart. And when Lola starts slipping into silence and stillness, she helps Lola hold on, piece by piece, with the joy and music that Lola taught her.

Primary ISBN: 9781534494459
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Setting: Phillipines

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: In Home Country

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