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A 2016 Pura Belpre Author Award Honor Book

Mango, Abuela, and Me

Written by Meg Medina
Illustrated by Angela Dominguez
Published by Candlewick Press

When a little girl’s far-away grandmother comes to stay, love and patience transcend language in a tender story written by acclaimed author Meg Medina. Mia’s abuela has left her sunny house with parrots and palm trees to live with Mia and her parents in the city. The night she arrives, Mia tries to share her favorite book with Abuela before they go to sleep and discovers that Abuela can’t read the words inside. So while they cook, Mia helps Abuela learn English (“Dough. Masa”), and Mia learns some Spanish too, but it’s still hard for Abuela to learn the words she needs to tell Mia all her stories. Then Mia sees a parrot in the pet-shop window and has the perfectoidea for how to help them all communicate a little better. An endearing tale from an award-winning duo that speaks loud and clear about learning new things and the love that bonds family members.

Primary ISBN: 9780763669003

Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook
Picture Book, Age 06 or older

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Setting: United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Arrival

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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