Abuela’s visits from Mexico are always full of excitement for young Sabrina. She can’t wait to see what’s in her grandmother’s yellow suitcase covered in stickers from all the places she has visited. Opening it is like opening a treasure chest, and this year is no different. With her grandmother’s help, Sabrina learns all about the cacao tree, which was first cultivated by Mexico’s Indigenous tribes. Today, seeds from the cacao tree give us chocolate, but years ago the seeds were so valuable they were used as money. This charming bilingual picture book that depicts a loving relationship between grandmother and granddaughter and shares the history and customs of the native peoples, Mayan and Aztec, of Mexico.
- ISBN: 9781558855878
- Authors: Price, Mara; Ventura, Gabriela Baeza
- Published: 2010 , Arte Publico Press
- Themes: Aztecs, Culture, Family, Indigenous, Mayan, traditions
- Descriptors: Americas, Bilingual, Early Years (ages 2-6), Latinx in US, Mexico, Primary (ages 6-9), Realistic Fiction, United States
- No. of pages: 32