Between Us and Abuela
A Family Story from the Border
Author: Mitali Perkins; illustrated by Sara Palacios
A unique holiday story about love overcoming the border fences between Mexico and the United States from a National Book Award nominee. A new must-read classic for Christmas!
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 to celebrate Las Posadas.
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. She makes it into a kite that soars over the top of the iron bars.
This heartwarming tale of multi-cultural families and the miracle of love was award-winning author Mitali Perkins's debut picture book.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)