Pura Belpr Illustrator Honor, ALSC/Reforma
American Indian Youth Literature Award, American Library Association (ALA)
International Latino Book Award, Latino Literacy Now
Skipping Stones Honor Award, Skipping Stones Magazine
Notable Children's Book, ALSC
This gorgeous picture book -- winner of the Pura Belpr Illustrator Honor and American Indian Youth Literature Award Picture Book Honor -- celebrates the circles that surround us, in the sky, the earth, our neighborhoods, ourselves ... if we just dare to look for them.
Grandpa says circles are all around us. He points to the rainbow that rises high in the sky after a thundercloud has come. Can you see? That's only half of the circle. That rest of it is down below, in the earth. He and his granddaughter meditate on gardens and seeds, on circles seen and unseen, inside and outside us, on where our bodies come from and where they return to. They share and create family traditions in this stunning exploration of the cycles of life and nature.
This mind-bending, heart-opening book marked the impressive debut of Xelena Gonz lez and Adriana M. Garcia as picture-book creators.