Grandma's Records (Paperback)

By Eric Velasquez, Eric Velasquez (Illustrator)

Walker & Company, 9780802776600, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 29, 2010



Eric loves spending the summer with his grandmother. Listening to old records, Eric learns about his grandmother's past through her music.

About the Author

Eric Velasquez won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award for his illustrations in The Piano Man. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts and now lives in Hartsdale, New York, with his wife, Deborah.

Praise For Grandma's Records

“Velasquez proves himself adept at evoking time and place as well as a loving family bond. The narrator spends his boyhood summers at his grandmother’s apartment in Spanish Harlem, where Grandma introduces him to the sounds of merengue and conga, dances with him and tells stories of growing up in Puerto Rico.”—Publishers Weekly.

“This heartfelt story has a melody all its own.”—Kirkus Reviews