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Mango, Abuela, and Me

By Meg Medina
Illustrated by Angela Dominguez

“A poignant tale of intergenerational connection, transition, and patience. . . . Heartfelt, layered, and beautiful.” — Booklist (starred review)

Mia’s abuela has left her sunny house with parrots and palm trees to live with Mia and her parents in the city. While they cook, Mia helps Abuela learn English, and Mia learns some Spanish, too, but it’s still hard for Abuela to learn enough words to tell Mia her stories. Then Mia sees a parrot in the pet-shop window and has the perfecto idea for how to help them all communicate a little better. Here is an endearing tale that speaks loud and clear about the love that binds families across the generations.

  • An award-winning picture book from award-winning author Meg Medina and acclaimed illustrator Angela Dominguez.
  • A sweet multi-generational story about how a girl and her grandmother overcome the language barrier.
  • An extremely relatable story for children of bilingual households, an increasingly large population in the United States.

About the author

Meg Medina is the Pura Belpre Award–winning author of several books for young readers, including the highly acclaimed YA novel Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass and the picture book Tía Isa Wants a Car,for which she received an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. She lives in Richmond, Virginia.

About the illustrator

Angela Dominguez has created many picture books, including Maria Had a Little Llama, for which she received a Pura Belpre Honor for illustration. She also teaches art at the Academy of Art University. She lives in San Francisco.

ISBN: 9780763695132
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2017
Dimensions: 230 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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