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Abuela's Weave

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Omar S. Castaneda
Illustrator: Enrique O. Sanchez
Date of Publication: 1995
ISBN: 1880000202
Grade Level: 2nd    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Jan. 2002, Jan. 2001

Synopsis: A Guatemalan story about intergenerational trust, love, and independence, this book introduces children to the culture of Guatemala through the story of a little girl selling her grandmother's beautiful weaving at the public market.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Draw and write the story from Abuela's point of view.
•  What do you think will happen the next time they go to market? Draw or write that story.
•  Use construction paper or other materials to make a weave of your own.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don't have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!