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“…swirls moving around the family’s home, where the four figures gaze at photographs of the dog that extend, like living memories, beyond their frames, building to an image of the child interacting with the pet in front of an altar: “This is the way we remember you.” Creators’ notes and information on building an ofrenda conclude.”
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Written by Xelena González
Illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

A child and their family observe the customs of Día de los Angelitos, one of the ritual celebrations of Día de Muertos, to celebrate the life of their beloved dog who passed away. They build a thoughtful ofrenda to help lead the pet’s soul home and help the little one process their grief in this moving reminder that loved ones are never really gone if we take the time to remember them.

Primary ISBN: 9781534499638
Publication Date: August 2023
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Setting: Mexico

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

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

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