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Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border - Cover
Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border
Mitali Perkins, Farrar Straus Giroux 2019
It's Christmastime in California, but Marta and Juan cannot visit their grandmother because she lives on the other side of the fence that separates San Diego from Mexico. They have created wonderful gifts for Abuela, Marta knit a scarf (with Mama's help) and Juan drew a picture of Las Posadas on cardboard. But when they get to the fence there are too many people before them in the line and the fence doesn't have spaces big enough to slide the gifts through. The children are sad (so is Abuela) but then - a wonderful idea - the cardboard with the picture can be a kite! And the extra yarn from the scarf can be the string to fly the kite!! And the scarf can be the kites tail. A joyful story about a painful separation, creative children, and a loving family.

Ages: Transition (4-5), Young School Age (5-8)
Languages: English
Book Types: Story Book
Identity Groups: Elders, Immigrant, Latino American, Latinx, Christian
Special Topics: Celebrations and Holidays
Strands: Knowledge of Self & Connection to Others, Creative Conflict Resolution & Sense of Justice, Imagination & Playfulness, Global Awareness