Publisher description for A season for mangoes / by Regina Hanson ; illustrated by Eric Velasquez.


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Counter Sareen's first sit-up is about to begin. In the Jamaican village where she lives, it is customary to celebrate the life of a loved one who recently died. Sareen wants to honor her Nana, but she's worried that she will burst into tears when she gets up in front of everyone to tell her stories. However, she discovers that sharing her warm and funny anecdotes about Nana--and her passion for mangoes--helps lift the sadness so that she can later participate in the Kooma, a celebratory dance. Filled with vivid details of Jamaican life and customs, A SEASON FOR MANGOES is a heartwarming story about accepting loss and remembering joy.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Stage fright Fiction, Funeral rites and ceremonies Fiction, Grandmothers Fiction, Storytelling Fiction, Blacks Jamaica Fiction