A Few Words About The Author

María comes from a large, culturally diverse family that includes biracial children. Some speak Spanish, some are bilingual, but all speak English. Abuela passed on the tradition of making tortillas and playing Loteria, a Mexican bingo game,. Loteria continues to bring them together for fun and laughter, and cements a love that needs no translation.

How Do I Talk to Abuela? is her first children’s book.

How Will I Talk to Abuela? is the story of a 5 year-old boy named David who is excited to meet his grandmother (abuela). The problem: Abuela speaks Spanish and David speaks English. He wonders how they will communicate. In the end, David discovers that love and strong family bonds can transcend language barriers.

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