My Singing Nana
Billy and his treasured grandmother, Nana, have shared a plethora of special moments together over the course of his young life. The duo prepares cherry empanadas, Dad’s savored favorite, in the kitchen, and Nana sings to Billy and his siblings as they relish the time together. Nana is the director of their annual summer play, and while preparing for the “best show ever,” Billy discovers something is different about his beloved grandmother this year. She’s losing her ability to remember everyday things. He learns that, despite her current struggles, with a little compassion and understanding, sprinkled with an ample supply of love, the two can indeed remain “amigos forever.”
In a context perfect for the understanding of elementary-aged children, award-winning author and acclaimed literary critic Pat Mora sheds light on the everyday experiences of a family member living with dementia. In My Singing Nana Mora eloquently demonstrates that, despite the hefty toll this devastating disease can take, grandchildren and children alike can still enjoy meaningful and heartfelt relationships with those affected. A section is even added at the end of this beautiful story that explains the illness in more depth as well as how it has personally touched the author’s life.
|Page Count||32 pages|
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