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Between us and Abuela : a family story from the border / Mitali Perkins ; illustrations by Sara Palacios.

Perkins, Mitali, (author.). Palacios, Sara, (illustrator.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Burlington Public Library E PERKINS 39851001562835 Children's Holidays Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out 12/15/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374303730
  • ISBN: 0374303738
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, 2019.

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Summary, etc.:
It's nearly Christmas in California. María and her little brother, Juan, are headed south to the border with Mexico to visit their grandmother. They are excited to celebrate Las Posadas with her, honoring Mary and Joseph's journey to the inn at Bethlehem. María has knitted Abuela a scarf, and Juan has drawn her a picture. But when Juan's gift won't fit through the tiny spaces in the border fence - barely big enough for little fingers to touch - María launches a cunning plan, using creativity and hope. Mitali Perkins's debut picture book offers the best kind of Christmas story - one of love, family, travel, and miracles - with simple language and abundant feeling, Pura Belpré Honor illustrator Sara Palacios illuminates the heart of this story with her sun-soaked vistas and warm, smiling faces of excited families. Here is the perfect tribute to how little gifts of love can span great distances. -- From dust jacket.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader LG 2.9 0.5.
Subject: Gifts > Juvenile fiction.
Grandmothers > Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Mexican Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Gifts > Fiction.
Grandmothers > Fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Mexican Americans > Fiction.
Christmas stories > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION > Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas & Advent.
JUVENILE FICTION > Family > Multigenerational.
JUVENILE FICTION > Social Themes > Emigration & Immigration.
Mexican Americans.
Brothers and sisters.
North America > Mexican-American Border Region.
Genre: Picture books.
Juvenile works.
Christmas fiction.
Picture books for children.
Children's stories > Pictorial works.
Christmas fiction.
Picture books.

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