Abuela: Arthur Dorros

Abuela

Author: Arthur Dorros
Illustrator: Elisa Kleven
Publisher: Dutton
Publication Year: 1991

Brief Summary: A little girl’s imagination takes her and her grandmother up into the sky and they explore New York City together.
Awards, Honors and Prizes: 

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • Discuss Spanish vocabulary encountered in this book. What does “abuela” mean?  Ask students if they have special names for their grandmother, or if they know what grandmother is in other languages.
  • Write about your grandmother.  What do you love most about her, or what is something that she’s really great at?

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library

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