Written by Janet Bates
Illustrated by Lambert Davis
Published by Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Tomorrow is Grandma’s birthday, and the house is overflowing with family and friends. Hugs, laughter, and the smells of delicious food fill the air as everyone gets ready for a beach party. Cora is excited, but she is also worried because she still does not have a present for Grandma. Cora cannot think of anything special enough. Cora knows her grandmother misses her home country, Cape Verde. After a nighttime walk on the beach with Grandma, Cora finally comes up with an idea for the perfect gift. It is one that both of them will always remember—and a way to help Grandma reconnect with faraway family.
Primary ISBN: 9781620142561
Available As: Paperback
Picture Book, Age 08 or older
Community Represented: Cape Verdean / Cape Verdean American
Themes: Educator Resource, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Food & Culture, Generation: 2nd, Immigrant: Economic, Welcoming Library Selection
Setting: United States
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 2nd Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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