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A Gift from Abuela

Title

A Gift from Abuela

Authors

Cecilia Ruiz

Illustrator

Cecilia Ruiz

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780763692674

Pages

38 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

The first time Abuela held Niña, her heart overflowed with tenderness. And as Niña grows up, she and Abuela have a lot of fun doing simple things. Abuela decides that she wants to buy Niña a special treat, so she saves a little bit of her money every week. But then something terrible happens, and Abuela's dream of a surprise for Niña seems impossible. Luckily, the time they spend together and the love they have for each other are the best gifts of all.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Lexile Measure

AD540L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Kinship care; Poverty; grandparents raising grandchildren; grandmother raising granddaughter; financial hardship

Main Character

female child; adult female

Race/Ethnicities

Latinx (Mexican)

Family Formation

grandmother

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2018, Nominee, Fiction Picture Book
Best Books for Kids, 2018
Choices, 2019 Picture Books for School-Age Children

Keywords

grandmother; abuela; Mexico; bonding; savings; money; government; traditional Mexican foods

Diversity Impact

direct

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