My Grandma and Me

Written by Mina Javaherbin
Illustrated by Lindsey Yankey

In a sweet and quiet story, the author takes a look at her strong relationship with her grandmother. As a child, she did everything with her grandmother. She helped clean and cook. She helped buy bread by lowering the bread basket from their apartment. She visited her friend Annette and her grandmother. They spent many happy hours together. She would use Grandma’s chadon in play. For Ramadan, she got up early to eat with her grandmother, even though she was too young to fast during the day. And she ate with Grandma after sunset. She prayed with Grandma for their friends to go to heaven.

Illustrations are often subdued, but are a beautiful addition to the story, borrowing motifs from Iranian culture. They help make this a wonderful quiet-time and bedtime story, best read with another family member.

  • Grandma and MeTitle: My Grandma and Me
  • Author: Mina Javaherbin
  • Illustrator: Lindsey Yankey
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press, 2019
  • Reviewer: Sue Poduska
  • Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
  • Grade Level: PreK to 3
  • Genre: Family, Culture
  • ISBN: 978-0-7636-9494-4

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