Tíos y primos

Illustrated by Jacqueline Alcántara
Translated by Yanitzia Canetti
Hardcover
$18.99 US
On sale Feb 18, 2025 | 32 Pages | 9780593859421
A little girl meets more relatives than she can count—but how will she communicate with them if she can’t speak their language?

It’s a little girl’s first trip to her papa’s homeland and she’s wowed by all the amazing sights and sounds—and especially by the size of her enormous family! But she only knows a little Spanish, and it’s hard not to be able to share jokes and stories. Fortunately, her relatives help her see that there are other ways they can connect—by sharing the love of delicious food, for example, or by enjoying a good soccer game—and soon she feels like she’s right where she belongs: in the heart of a loving family, learning as she goes along.
Jacqueline Alcántara (JacquelineAlcantara.com) is the award-winning illustrator of many picture books including Jam, Too? by JaNay Brown-Wood, The Field by Baptiste Paul, Freedom Soup by Tami Charles, Jump at the Sun by Alicia D. Williams, and Kirkus Prize finalist Your Mama by NoNieqa Ramos. Her books have been named Best Books of the Year by Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Shelf Awareness, and The Horn Book. In addition to her work in the children’s illustration field, Jacqueline created the artwork for the Chicago Women’s March “Ladies Marching” poster, and has done editorial work for the Obama Foundation, NPR, The Chicago Reader, The Chicago Foundation for Women, The Southern Poverty Law Center, Elle Decor, and the University of Chicago, among others. Tios and Primos is Jacqueline’s author-artist debut and was inspired by her visits with her father to Honduras. She draws and teaches illustration in Chicago, Illinois.
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A little girl meets more relatives than she can count—but how will she communicate with them if she can’t speak their language?

It’s a little girl’s first trip to her papa’s homeland and she’s wowed by all the amazing sights and sounds—and especially by the size of her enormous family! But she only knows a little Spanish, and it’s hard not to be able to share jokes and stories. Fortunately, her relatives help her see that there are other ways they can connect—by sharing the love of delicious food, for example, or by enjoying a good soccer game—and soon she feels like she’s right where she belongs: in the heart of a loving family, learning as she goes along.

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Jacqueline Alcántara (JacquelineAlcantara.com) is the award-winning illustrator of many picture books including Jam, Too? by JaNay Brown-Wood, The Field by Baptiste Paul, Freedom Soup by Tami Charles, Jump at the Sun by Alicia D. Williams, and Kirkus Prize finalist Your Mama by NoNieqa Ramos. Her books have been named Best Books of the Year by Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Shelf Awareness, and The Horn Book. In addition to her work in the children’s illustration field, Jacqueline created the artwork for the Chicago Women’s March “Ladies Marching” poster, and has done editorial work for the Obama Foundation, NPR, The Chicago Reader, The Chicago Foundation for Women, The Southern Poverty Law Center, Elle Decor, and the University of Chicago, among others. Tios and Primos is Jacqueline’s author-artist debut and was inspired by her visits with her father to Honduras. She draws and teaches illustration in Chicago, Illinois.
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