Ava’s excited to say goodbye to el Año Viejo–but will her shyness keep her from joining in the celebration?
Ava Gabriela is visiting her extended family in Colombia for the holidays. She’s excited to take part in family traditions such as making buñuelos, but being around all her loud relatives in an unfamiliar place makes Ava shy and quiet. How will Ava find her voice before she misses out on all the New Year’s fun?
Written by Alexandra Alessandri
Illustrated by Addy Rivera Sonda
Albert Whitman & Company
Jacketed Hardcover with Matte Lamination
Feliz New Year, Ava Gabriela! has a teacher’s guide & activity kit!
On sale: 10.01.2020
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Praise for Feliz New Year, Ava Gabriela!
Kirkus Reviews— STARRED review!
This gentle family story lets readers know that shyness is nothing to worry about.Read the full review here.
The book’s vibrant colors reflect the story’s celebratory mood, and the cartoon illustrations cushion Ava’s struggle with anxiety.Read the full review here.
From Kristin Guay, Youth Services Book Review: Starred review!
“The illustrations are bright and colorful, perfect for the lush farm setting of the story.Read the full review here.
From Sarah Bickel, Youth Services Book Review: Starred review!
…a great example of an #ownvoices diverse book that celebrates Colombian culture through a story that all readers can relate to.Read the full review here.