Accordionly: Abuelo and Opa Make Music


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$14.99  $13.94
Magination Press
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9.1 X 10.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Michael Genhart, PhD, is the descendant of Mexican Americans and Swiss Americans, and is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco. He has also written Rainbow: A First Book of Pride; Cake & I Scream!...being bossy isn't sweet; Mac & Geeeez!...being real is what it's all about; Peanut Butter & Jellyous...sometimes friendships get sticky; Ouch! Moments: When Words Are Used in Hurtful Ways; I See You; and So Many Smarts! He lives with his family in Marin County. Visit or visit him on Facebook @picturebookauthor.

Priscilla Burris is Mexican American and is a member of the board of advisors for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and its national illustrator coordinator and advisor. She lives with her family in Southern California. Visit and visit her on Instagram and Twitter @PriscillaDesign.


"Genhart draws on his own family's history for inspiration in his newest diversity-celebrating picture book.... This is a reassuring story, emphasizing that though we may be different we can find common ground, an especially important message for multiracial/multiethnic children who can often feel pulled between competing identities... Burris' dot-eyed and brightly colored illustrations are darling, highlighting each culture well.... As mixed-race families continue to grow, this title is sure to find a ready audience." --Kirkus Reviews-- "Kirkus Reviews" (2/4/2020 12:00:00 AM)
"Members of multiracial families may have more in common than expected... Even more, the boy's problem-solving abilities offer an opportunity to talk to children about situations that trouble them, and possible solutions. A thoughtful picture book for storytime and one-on-one reads." --School Library Journal-- "School Library Journal" (2/4/2020 12:00:00 AM)
"Genhart pulls from his own childhood growing up in bicultural family in this cheery picture book, which tells of a young boy and how the accordion brought his family together.... Music is the universal language.... Great for reading aloud and featuring bright, energetic illustrations, this endearing story supports diversity and multicultural inclusion." --Booklist-- "Booklist" (2/4/2020 12:00:00 AM)