This is a memoir about a boy who has a special relationship with his uncle, who passes away. The story is set in the Bronx during the 1970's. It depicts a Latino family culture and has vivid descriptions of family and relationships. The vocabulary is rich and offers many opportunities for students to make connections. This memoir is also available in Spanish. There are instructional materials in both languages for those who teach in a dual language or bilingual program. It is also a great tool to use in classes with both English and Spanish dominant students in grades 4 and up.