Winner of a 2010 Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor!
Abuelita''s hair is the color of salt. Her face is as crinkled as
a dried chile. She booms out words as wild as blossoms blooming.
She stuffs her carcacha-her jalopy-with all the things she
needs: a plumed snake, a castle, a skeleton, and more. Her grandson
knows he has the most amazing grandmother ever-with a very
important job. What does Abuelita do? With her booming voice and
wonderful props, Abuelita is a storyteller. Next to being a
grandmother, that may be the most important job of all.
Sprinkled with Spanish and infused with love, My Abuelita
is a glorious celebration of family, imagination, and the power of