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“Cora dreams of Aura and comes up with the perfect gift idea. A moving portrayal of a grandparent-grandchild relationship as well as a distinctive take on universal aspects of immigration.”
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Winner of Lee & Low’s New Voices Award Honor.

Seaside Dream

Written by Janet Costa 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
Publication Status: Hardcover Out of Print
Picture Book, Age 08 or older

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Setting: United States

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: 2nd Generation

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

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