Mama & Papa Have a Store
Dial Books for Young Readers
A little girl describes what a day is like in her Chinese parents' dry-goods store in Guatemala City.
Culture/Ethnicity; Racial Diversity; Bilingual; Immigrants and refugees; Multiracial; bilingual family; immigrant family; refugee family; multiracial community
Asian (Chinese) / Latinx (Guatemalan)
mother and father
Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 1998, Winner, Grades Pre-K-grade 4
Pura Belpre Award, 2000, Honor Book, Illustration
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 1999 Social Interactions and Relationship
stores; Guatemala; Chinese goods; storms; laundry; abacus; lunch
Carling, Amelia Lau, "Mama & Papa Have a Store" (1998). Diverse Families. 1881.