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‘We need to keep our hope going.’ Mitali Perkins visits The Yarn

Travis: The picture book Between Us and Abuela, written by Mitali Perkins, and illustrated by Sara Palacios, is many things. It’s a family story. It’s a Christmas story. It’s a story about the U.S./Mexico border. That’s a lot to pull off in 40 pages.

But Perkins did it, and in todays episode she takes us behind the scenes of how it happened.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

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