Mango, Abuela, and Me

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Mango, Abuela, and Me
Written by Meg Medina
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763669008
ISBN-13: 9780763669003
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Mango, Abuela, and Me

author: Meg Medina
illustrator: Angela Dominguez

Mia’s abuela has left her sunny house with parrots and palm trees to live with Mia and her parents in the city. The night she arrives, Mia tries to share her favorite book with Abuela before they go to sleep and discovers that Abuela can’t read the words inside. So while they cook, Mia helps Abuela learn English (“Dough. Masa”), and Mia learns some Spanish too, but it’s still hard for Abuela to learn the words she needs to tell Mia all her stories. Then Mia sees a parrot in the pet-shop window and has the perfectoidea for how to help them all communicate a little better. An endearing tale from an award-winning duo that speaks loud and clear about learning new things and the love that bonds family members.

A 2016 Pura Belpré Author Award Honor Book
A 2016 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor Book

When a little girl’s far-away grandmother comes to stay, love and patience transcend language in a tender story written by acclaimed author Meg Medina.
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0763669008 / 9780763669003
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
5 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 9 1/16" x 10 5/8"
grade range:
Kindergarten - Grade 3
Fiction; Animals; Concepts; Family; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
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.
illustrator’s comments:
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.
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