All Around Us / Por Todo Nuestro Alrededor

Grandpa says circles are all around us. He points to the rainbow that rises high in the sky after a thundercloud has come. “Can you see? That’s only half of the circle. That rest of it is down below, in the earth.” He and his granddaughter meditate on gardens and seeds, on circles seen and unseen, inside and outside us, on where our bodies come from and where they return to. They share and create family traditions in this stunning exploration of the cycles of life and nature.

Author Xelena González lives in her hometown of San Antonio, Texas, USA. She is a storyteller, dancer, and award-winning author, and has worked as a children’s librarian in Texas, USA, and Guangzhou, China. She is a member of the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation and sought-after speaker on creative early literacy strategies and and reclaiming indigenous identity in Latinx communities..

Illustrator Adriana M Garcia is an award-winning illustrator of children’s literature and recognized for her contribution to public art through community murals. Her work focuses on honoring ancestors, access to education, and immigration issues. She lives in San Antonio, Texas, USA, and has studied art in Pennsylvania, USA, and Valencia, Spain. 

Excerpt from the book. Features a child and their grandfather working in a garden, examining some carrots. The text reads: "Grandpa and I work side by side in the garden, planting flowers and pulling vegetables."
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Excerpt from the text. Features an illustration of a child and their grandfather caring for a tree. The child is watering the tree while the grandfather examines the leaves.
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