Three Pockets Full: A Story of Love, Family, and Tradition


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$17.95  $16.69
Cardinal Rule Press
Publish Date
9.2 X 11.1 X 0.3 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Cindy L. Rodriguez is the author of the YA novel When Reason Breaks and has contributed to the anthology Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles. She has also written the text for three Jake Maddox books: Volleyball Ace, Drill Team Determination, and Gymnastics Payback. Before becoming a teacher in 2000, she was an award-winning reporter for The Hartford Courant and researcher for The Boston Globe's Spotlight Team. She is a founder of Latinxs in Kid Lit, a blog that celebrates children's literature by/for/about Latinxs. Cindy is currently a middle school reading specialist in Connecticut, where she lives with her family. This is her debut picture book. You can learn more at


"Latinx author Rodriguez's debut picture book is a wonderful story about the challenges associated with change, family, and feelings. The bold, digital illustrations incorporate both humor and tenderness into this interesting look at a cultural tradition." --Rosie Camargo, Booklist Online

"Three Pockets Full touched my heart in a way I wasn't expecting when I started reading it. It's a book about family, but it's also about grief. Cindy L. Rodriguez has written a children's book full of beautiful art that encourages interaction between children and the people with whom they read it, whether that be parents, grandparents, or other trusted people. I enjoyed this story and would recommend it to others!" --Rylanne Burdette, Readers' Favorite

"Three Pockets Full shows the power of traditions. Readers will love learning about the guayabera shirt and how it allows Beto to embrace his past while stepping into a new future with his mother and David. Three Pockets Full will leave young and old hearts alike full of wonder and appreciation." --The Winged Pen