Beautiful story about finding happiness within yourself. Multi-generational story based on the life of the author's grandfather. Great discussion starter for children.
From Amazon: Once a year, Abuelo comes from Mexico to visit his family. He brings his guitar, his music―and his memories.
In this story inspired by the life of Apolinar Navarrete Diaz―author Angela Dominguez’s grandfather and a successful mariachi musician―Abuelo and his grandchildren sing through the bad times and the good. Lifting their voices and their spirits, they realize that true happiness comes from singing together.
I have created 14 Book Extension Activities to go along with this story:
Making Connections Pre-Reading (2 Options)
Let’s Take a Picture Walk (2 Options)
I Wonder… (Formulating Questions)
Postcard to Abuelo
Identifying Problem and Solution
Making Connections Text to Self
Making Connections Text to Text
Making Connections Text to World
Sing, Don’t Cry 3-2-1 Activity
Create Your Own Book Cover
Book Review (2 Options)