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Abuela by Arthur Dorros
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Feb 17, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: latino-literature

This is a lovely picture book about a young girl and her grandmother in New York City. The girl clearly loves her grandmother. She imagines that they fly above New York, looking into windows and watching people go about their daily lives. There is a little Spanish in the book, when the grandma talks to the young girl, but it is always translated into English. The girl explains that her grandma is from a place where they speak Spanish, but she doesn't say where. The different burroughs in New York City are depicted as friendly and vibrant places in the book as the girl and her grandma fly around.

My favorite part of "Abuela" are the illustrations. They are really detailed and colorful and fit the story well. I think this story is very authentic in its depiction of an immigrant grandma and her American daughter living in New York City.

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