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González, Xelena

All Around Us

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia. A girl learns about the cycle of life, death, and renewal from her grandfather as they work in the garden, take a walk, and water a tree planted when the girl was born. Verdant illustrations full of circles and arced lines keep the focus on the close-knit pair as they explore the life-affirming traditions of their mestizo heritage; a note discusses González's "mix of Native American and Spanish ancestry."

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