Abuela's Weave

People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Omar S. Castaneda
Illustrator(s):
Enrique O. Sanchez
Age Group:
4-8
Publisher:
Lee & Low Books
ISBN:
978-1880000205
Year:
People, Identity & Culture

This story about the importance of family pride and personal endurance introduces children to the culture of Guatemala through the eyes of little Esperanza, who works with her abuela—her grandmother—on weavings to sell at the public market.

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