Summary: This story is narrated by a young Hispanic girl Rosalba, who lives in New York City. She spends a day with her Grandmother, Abuela who speaks only Spanish. They begin their adventure when Rosalba ponders about how it would be like to fly with Abuela. They fly across New York City and end up in the land where Abuela grew up. They return to New York City and pass by the Statue of Liberty before they arrive in Rosalba’s Aunt and Uncle’s store. They spend quality time together interchanging Spanish and English words as they explore the environment around them.
1) Self Love and Acceptance: Children learn about their own culture. Rosalba learns more and more about the traditions and ideas of her culture through her Grandmother. They explore foods and her Grandmother’s experience coming to America.
2) Respect for Others: Strengthens cultural competence. The illustrations in this book strongly emphasize unity and a cooperative society amongst a diverse population of people. The pictures depict individuals of all races, abilities and age as well as interracial relationships.