Publisher description for Mango, Abuela, and me / Meg Medina ; illustrated by Angela Dominguez.


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A 2016 Pura Belpre; Author Award Honor Book
A 2016 Pura Belpre; Illustrator Award Honor Book


When a little girl’s far-away grandmother comes to stay, love and patience transcend language in a tender story written by acclaimed author Meg Medina.

Mia’s abuela has left her sunny house with parrots and palm trees to live with Mia and her parents in the city. The night she arrives, Mia tries to share her favorite book with Abuela before they go to sleep and discovers that Abuela can’t read the words inside. So while they cook, Mia helps Abuela learn English ("Dough. Masa"), and Mia learns some Spanish too, but it’s still hard for Abuela to learn the words she needs to tell Mia all her stories. Then Mia sees a parrot in the pet-shop window and has the perfectoidea for how to help them all communicate a little better. An endearing tale from an award-winning duo that speaks loud and clear about learning new things and the love that bonds family members.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Interpersonal communication -- Juvenile fiction.
Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction.
Parrots -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Grandmothers -- Fiction.
Parrots -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Families. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01728849
Grandmothers. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00946353
Interpersonal communication. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00977344
Parrots. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01053920