Grandmother lives with Grace's family. She tells her stories about growing up in China and together they savor the flavors of her childhood. Grandmother says goodbye when she drops Grace off at school every morning and hello when she picks her up at the end of the day. Then, Grandmother stops walking Grace to and from school, and the door to her room stays closed. One day, Grandmother's room is empty. And one day, Grandmother is buried. After the funeral, Grace's mom turns on all the outside lights so that Grandmother's spirit can find its way home for one final goodbye.
Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Family member death; Bicultural; death of a grandparent; death of a grandmother; bicultural child
mother and father
Asian Pacific American Award for Literature, 2018-2019, Honor, Picture Book
Asian Pacific American Award for Literature, 2019, Honor, Picture Book
rice; China; keys; lights; grave; death; grief; school; walk; coat
Quan, Betty, "Grandmother's Visit" (2018). Diverse Families. 1925.