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Pura Belpré Youth Illustration Honor Book 2022

“A bilingual beauty that celebrates family across generations, and traditions that can be shared beyond the communal table.”
—School Library Journal

May Your Life Be Deliciosa

Written by Michael Genhart
Illustrated by Loris Lora
Published by Cameron Kids

Each year on Christmas Eve, Rosie’s abuela, mamá, tía, sister, and cousins all gather together in Abuela’s kitchen to make tamales—cleaning corn husks, chopping onions and garlic, roasting chilis, kneading cornmeal dough, seasoning the filling, and folding it all—and tell stories. Rosie learns from her abuela not only how to make a delicious tamale, but how to make a delicious life, one filled with love, plenty of spice, and family.

Primary ISBN: 9781951836221
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 05 or older

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Setting: United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Unknown Arrival

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

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