Mariana and Her Familia
Mariana and Her Familia

Mariana and Her Familia

Written by Mónica Mancillas & illustrated by Erika Meza
4 - 8
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Page count
Oct 4, 2022
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A heartwarming picture book about a young girl on her first trip to visit family in Mexico, who learns there is no language barrier when it comes to love–from debut author Mónica Mancillas and rising star illustrator Erika Meza. Perfect for fans of Where Are You From? and Mango, Abuela, and Me.Mariana is visiting her abuelita and extended family in Mexico for the first time. Her tummy does a flip as she and Mami cross the frontera.There are all new sights, smells, and sounds. And at Abuelita’s house, Mariana is overwhelmed by new faces and Spanish phrases she doesn’t understand.But with a story, some kindness, and a few new words from Abuelita, Mariana discovers that the love of family knows no cultural divide.

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culturefeelings and emotionsgrandmagrandparentsimmigration and emigrationMexicofamilyplaces and regionssocial themesmultigenerational



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Publication Date
October 4, 2022
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Page Count
Reading Age
4 - 8 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)

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