The Yellow Handkerchief (El pañuelo amarillo) (Picture Book)

The Yellow Handkerchief (El pañuelo amarillo) (Picture Book)

The Yellow Handkerchief (El pañuelo amarillo) (Picture Book)

The Yellow Handkerchief (El pañuelo amarillo) (Picture Book)

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Overview

A child confronts conflicting feelings of embarrassment and love for her Mexican abuela in this moving, personal story from Newbery- and Pura Belpré Award–winning author Donna Barba Higuera

My abuela wears an old yellow handkerchief that her grandmother gave to her.
I don’t like the yellow handkerchief.


When a young girl feels ashamed of her family for being “different” and subconsciously blames her abuela, she gradually grows to not only accept but also love the yellow handkerchief that represents a language and culture that once brought embarrassment.

Inspired by the personal experiences of award-winning author Donna Barba Higuera and expressively illustrated by Cynthia Alonso, The Yellow Handkerchief is a lyrical, honest, and intimate intergenerational story about embracing who we are, where we come from, and the people who shape us.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419760143
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 03/21/2023
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 677,710
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

About The Author
Donna Barba Higuera grew up dodging dust devils in the oil fields of central California. She was a daydreamer, constantly blending life experiences and folklore into stories. Now she weaves them into picture books and novels. Higuera currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, four children, three dogs, and two frogs. El Cucuy Is Scared, Too! was her debut picture book, and she is also the author of the middle-grade novels The Last Cuentista, winner of the Newbery Medal and Pura Belpré Award, and Lupe Wong Won’t Dance, winner of a Pura Belpré Honor, the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor, and a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award.
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