Grandmother's Visit

Title

Grandmother's Visit

Authors

Betty Quan

Illustrator

Carmen Mok

Publisher

Groundwood Books

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781554989546

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

K-3

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Family member death; Bicultural; death of a grandparent; death of a grandmother; bicultural child

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Chinese)

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Asian Pacific American Award for Literature, 2018-2019, Honor, Picture Book
Asian Pacific American Award for Literature, 2019, Honor, Picture Book

Keywords

rice; China; keys; lights; grave; death; grief; school; walk; coat

Diversity Impact

direct

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