Mis Abuelos y Yo/My Grandparents And I

By Samuel Caraballo; D. Nina Cruz (Illustrator); Ethriam Cash Brammer (Translator)
(Pinata Books, Hardcover, 9781558854079, 1pp.)

Publication Date: October 2004

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Description
Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. This ode to family depicts the special influence of a young boy's grandparents in his life. His voice rings as he catalogs the various ways his grandparents impact him. Through gentle verse, Caraballo strings the joys of this quiet relationship: weekends spent throwing parties in the kitchen with delectable desserts, strolls to the museums and historic sites, and sprinting through the spray of a water hose in the backyard. Set in Puerto Rico, the book, too, pays homage to a unique childhood on the island. Caraballo introduces the reader, aged 3 to 7, to a strong grandparent and grandchild relationship. Complemented by vibrant illustrations, this is a book to share with a child on a very special day.



About the Author
Samuel Caraballo, a native of Vieques, Puerto Rico, is the author of two previous children's books: Estrellita se despide de su isla/Estrellita Says Good-bye to Her Island (Pinata Books, 2002) and Mis abuelos y yo/My Grandparents and I (Pinata Books, 2004). He currently lives in Virginia with his family.

D. Nina Cruz holds a BFA from Paier College of Art in Connecticut. As a young girl, you could always find her daydreaming or drawing, a combination that has led her to illustrate children's books. Her paintings reflect the places she has visited and her Latino culture. Nina lives in Northern New Jersey and enjoys spending time with her eleven nieces and nephews.

Ethriam Cash Brammer holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. A widely published poet, screenwriter and writer of fiction, he is the translator of Lucas Guevara (Arte Publico Press, 2003) and The Adventures of Don Chipote, or When Parrots Breast Feed (Arte Publico Press, 2000). He lives in Detroit, Michigan.
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