Fic­tion

Hanukkah in Lit­tle Havana

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September 1, 2021

Every Decem­ber, a lit­tle girl in Mary­land looks for­ward to receiv­ing a crate of oranges from her grand­par­ents in Mia­mi, but this year is even bet­ter. The fam­i­ly is tak­ing a road trip to vis­it Non­na and Non­no in Flori­da! Once there, they pick grape­fruit and oranges under the sun. They dance the sal­sa and play in the waves at the beach. Best of all, they cel­e­brate Hanukkah togeth­er. The girls help Non­na make latkes, and buñue­los stuffed with almonds and gua­va jel­ly. It’s eight days of light and love. Based on the author’s fond mem­o­ries of road trips down I‑95 to her grand­par­ents’ bun­ga­low in Mia­mi Beach, Car­los Velez Aguilera’s vibrant illus­tra­tions bring those Flori­da Hanukkahs to life for past and present generations.

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