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Tony Johnston

My Abuelita


2010, Pura Belpre Award, Honor Book2010, Americas Award for Children & Young Adult Literature, Commended

Winner of a 2010 Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor

Abuelita's hair is the color of salt. Her face is as crinkled as a dried chile. She booms out words as wild as blossoms blooming. She stuffs her carcacha--her jalopy--with all the things she needs: a plumed snake, a castle, a skeleton, and more. Her grandson knows he has the most amazing grandmother ever--with a very important job. What does Abuelita do? With her booming voice and wonderful props, Abuelita is a storyteller. Next to being a grandmother, that may be the most important job of all.

Sprinkled with Spanish and infused with love, My Abuelita is a glorious celebration of family, imagination, and the power of story.


About the Author
TONY JOHNSTON's many children's books often include Mexican themes, inspired by her years living in Mexico. She lives in San Marino, California.YUYI MORALES was born and raised in Mexico. She now illustrates picture books in Pleasant Hill, California.