A Gift from Abuela
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.
Family Relationships; Kinship care; Poverty; grandparents raising grandchildren; grandmother raising granddaughter; financial hardship
female child; adult female
Cybils Awards, 2018, Nominee, Fiction Picture Book
Best Books for Kids, 2018
Choices, 2019 Picture Books for School-Age Children
grandmother; abuela; Mexico; bonding; savings; money; government; traditional Mexican foods
Ruiz, Cecilia, "A Gift from Abuela" (2018). Diverse Families. 1816.