Newbery award winner and New York Times bestselling author

Mango, Abuela and Me


Mango, Abuela and Me

 Candlewick Press 2015; paperback Fall 2017


English language HC: 978-0-7636-6900-3
Spanish language HC: 978-0-7636-8453-2
Spanish language PB: 978-0-7636-8099-2



Mia doesn’t speak Spanish. Abuela doesn’t speak English? How can they get to know each other if they can’t communicate?  It’s a spunky parrot named Mango to the rescue.Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 5.20.44 PM


Action Book Club

Virginia Readers Choice title 2017-18


Double winner of the 2016 Pura Belpré Honor medal for literature and illustration

A CCBC (Cooperative Children’s Book Center) Choices 2016 title

A 2016 ALSC Notable Children’s Book

Top Ten Multicultural Fiction Books for Youth  2016 on Booklist

CBC Notable Social Studies trade book 2016

A 2015 Nerdies Winner:  Fiction Picture Books

A Bank Street College Best Book, 2016

A Skipping Stones Honor Book 2016

A 2016 Cybils picture book award finalist

A Best Picture Books of 2015, Chicago Public Library

Honorable Mention Best Picture Books 2015, Huffington Post

A 2015 Favorite in Latinas in Kid Lit blog

9780763684532_zoomA Junior Library Guild selection for Spanish edition

Best Books from American Booksellers Association


Booklist, starred

“Heartfelt, layered, and beautiful—a must for library collections.”  

School Library Journal

“Everything about this book will make readers want to share it with someone they love.VERDICT: A timeless story with wide appeal.”

In this elegantly crafted picture book, a girl and her grandmother surmount a language barrier through perseverance and love.”

 Publishers Weekly

“With its emotional nuance and understated, observant narration—especially where Abuela’s inner state is concerned—Medina’s (Tia Isa Wants a Car) lovely story has the feel of a novella.”


“This warm family story is a splendid showcase for the combined talents of Medina, a Pura Belpré award winner, and Dominguez, an honoree.”

In The New York Times

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Comments on: "Mango, Abuela and Me" (3)

  1. Ann Dallman said:

    Your trailer is really quite wonderful! It certainly makes me want to read the book.

  2. I liked your book trailer and look forward to your picture book release. My kind of book!

    I finally read Yaqui Delgado and have written my review. Will run it some time soon. It was a book that stayed with me, and I went back and read the end chapters again because I wasn’t ready to let it go. Will let you know when I run my review on Children’s Books Heal.

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