Nadine Fonseca, Camila Carrosine,
Only a Trenza Away: A Tale of Trust and Strengthby: Nadine Fonseca, Camila Carrosine,
A little girl feels her father’s love as he takes time to braid her hair each night and share imaginative bedtime stories.
Every night, Xiomara’s (zee-oh-MA-da) papa delicately braids her hair before bed. As he gently tugs and twists and tightens her hair, father and daughter embark on imaginative and fun adventures as he makes up stories about Xia and her trenzas, or “braids” in Spanish.
In one story, her trenza becomes a sturdy twisted vine that she uses to bravely swing through the jungle. In another, her trenzas are jump ropes as she catches the beat to play double Dutch with the best players in the neighborhood.
But Xia worries what she would do if Papa was not there to help her in a real adventure—like starting a new school. Could the strength Xia needs already be woven into her braids?
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Publish Date: August 8, 2023
Page Count: 32