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Liliana's Grandmothers

by Leyla Torres

Published by Farrar Straus Giroux, 1998
32 pages
ISBN: 0-374-35105-8

Ages 4-8

Liliana, a Latina girl living in the United States, compares and contrasts her two grandmother, Mima and mama Gabina. Because Mima lives on the same street as Liliana, they see each other frequently. Mima sews, takes yoga lessons, is active in her church, and serves her granddaughter peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch. Mama Gabina lives in another country and speaks only Spanish. When Liliana visits her, they enjoy talking to her pet bird, working in her garden, and dancing the cumbia. She always prepares a big lunch and takes a siesta afterwards. Colombian-born author/artist Leyla Torres provides a realistic portrait of a young child's growing awareness of her bicultural heritage. CCBC categories: Picture Books for Older Children.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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