Written by Gabriela Orozco Belt
Illustrated by Richy Sánchez Ayala
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
When Maribel’s family has to move in with Tía Carmen because Papi lost his job, Maribel and her sister feel unsettled.
It’s not always easy sharing a room or being in a house full of loud cousins, but Papi reminds the girls that it’s only por un ratito—just for a little while. In the meantime, there is always someone to play with, the mealtimes are filled with music and laughter, and bedtime is for snuggling in tight. Maribel realizes that maybe being there por un ratito isn’t so bad after all.
From debut author Gabriela Orozco Belt and artist Richy Sánchez Ayala comes a moving story about family and change—and how love is always the constant.
Look for the Spanish version, Por un ratito.
Primary ISBN: 9780063206632
Publication Date: June 2023
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 04 or older
Community Represented: Costa Rican/Costa Rican American
Setting: United States
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Unknown Arrival
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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