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Mango, Abuela, and Me
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Author Meg Medina
Illustrator Angela Dominguez
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's books
Published 2015
Publisher Candlewick Press
Media type Print
Pages 32 pages
Awards Pura Belpré Author Award Honor Book
Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor Book
ISBN 0763669008
Preceded by Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass 
Followed by Burn Baby Burn 

Mango, Abuela, and Me is a 2015 children's book written by Meg Medina and illustrated by Angela Dominguez. It was first published on August 25, 2015 through Candlewick Press and was a 2016 Belpré Honor Book. While writing the book Medina drew upon her experiences growing up with her grandmother Abuela Bena.


Mia's grandmother (Abuela) has come to the city to live with Mia and her family. Her arrival is met with a language barrier between Mia and Abuela, as Abuela does not speak English and Mia has only a rudimentary knowledge of Spanish. Initially the two are unable to really connect, however as time progresses the two begin to learn each other's language by labeling each item in the house in their respective languages. Eventually Mia purchases a colorful parrot for her grandmother, which helps the two form an even stronger bond.

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