Holding On
Atheneum, August 30, 2022
Hardcover, 32 pages, full color
From Atheneum:
A young girl spends song-filled summers with her music-loving grandmother in the Philippines, but when her beloved Lola starts slipping into silence and stillness, the girl helps her grandmother hold on with music and the joyful memories the songs bring.
This is a moving story of the bond between a grandmother and a grandchild—a bond that won’t fade even as the grandmother’s memory does. The illustrations are bright and colorful, with multiple layers and textures. Roxas deftly depicts emotions and movement, adding life and feeling to the heartwarming text. Characters are cued as Filipino, and the text and images celebrate Filipino culture and food. 
A touching story of how we can hold on to our memories and loved ones. 
– Kirkus Reviews

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