Have you ever had to learn to communicate with someone you love who speaks a different language?
The Picture Book of the Week is Mango, Abuela, and Me, written by Meg Medina and illustrated by Angela Dominguez.
About the Book:
Mango, Abuela, and Me is about a little girl named Mia and her grandmother. The grandmother comes to live with Mia’s family and even shares a room with Mia. The problem is that Abuela doesn’t speak much English and Mia doesn’t speak much Spanish. One day, while shopping with her mom, Mia spots a parrot and convinces her mom to buy the parrot for Abuela. Will the parrot, Mango, help Mia and her grandmother learn to communicate?
Watch an interview with the illustrator, Angela Dominguez.
Writing Exercise for Kids:
Do you speak a second language? Write a letter to a loved one in your second language. Tell them how much you love spending time with them.
¿Hablas otro idioma aparte del tuyo? Escribele una carta a un ser querido en tu segundo idioma. Diles cuanto te encanta pasar el tiempo con ellos.
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