Abuelo, the Sea, and Me

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Roaring Brook Press
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11.3 X 9.2 X 0.6 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Ismée Williams is the award-winning author of the young adult novels Water in May and This Train Is Being Held, a Junior Library Guild Selection, the winner of an International Latino Book Award for Best Young Adult Romance, and a coeditor of the anthology Boundless: Twenty Voices Celebrating Multicultural and Multiracial Identities. Ismée is a cofounder of the Latinx Kidlit Book Festival, as well as a pediatric cardiologist in New York City, where she lives with her family. She is the daughter of a Cuban immigrant and grew up listening.

Tatiana Gardel is a Brazilian-born illustrator whose work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators in New York and by American Illustration. Her art is inspired by her culture, by her love for nature, and by mythology and childhood memories. She is a co -founder of #LatinxPitch and teaches animation to young artists at the Harlem School of the Arts. Tatiana Gardel lives in New York City with her family.

"This confidently told story, made up of brief moments between Abuelo and the grandchild, gets deeper as it goes on, with richly textured digital illustrations highlighting the changing light and weather as summer, fall, winter, and spring each take their turn... A deftly told immigrant's story of bittersweet memories and a grandparent's love." -Kirkus

"Over the course of four seasons, a child and their abuelo connect during visits in this loving intergenerational book that looks both forward and back... [accompanied by] sensory-rich descriptions... [and] delicate digital art [that] has the feel of watercolors on textured paper." -Publishers Weekly