Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border
Illustrator: Sara Palacios
It's almost time for Christmas, and Maria is traveling with her mother and younger brother, Juan, to visit their grandmother on the border of California and Mexico. For the few minutes they can share together along the fence, Maria and her brother plan to exchange stories and Christmas gifts with the grandmother they haven't seen in years. But when Juan's gift is too big to fit through the slats in the fence, Maria has a brilliant idea.
Here is a heartwarming tale of families and the miracle of love.
Author’s note. Full-color illustrations.
JLG Release: Jan 2020
Awards & Honors
2020 Charlotte Huck Award Honor
CSMCL Best Books - 2019
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Publishers Weekly*, Booklist, School Library Journal*, The Horn Book Magazine
School Library Journal
8 1/2" x 11"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Farrar, Straus & Giroux