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    Nadine Fonseca, Camila Carrosine,

ISBN: 9781639930982

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Only a Trenza Away: A Tale of Trust and Strength

by: 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?


Meet the Author
Nadine Fonseca is on a mission to build a brighter, kinder, and more inclusive future, one young reader at a time. She founded Mighty Kind, an educational multimedia company for families that aims to use the simple and universal concept of kindness as a bridge to antiracist/anti-bias learning. Only a Trenza Away is her debut children’s picture book and is based on some of her fond childhood memories. Nadine is neurodivergent, a biracial Latina, wife, and mother of four. She holds an MBA and is a proud member of the LGBTQIA2S+ community. She believes that everyone, big or small, has the power to change the world. Learn more about the author at NadineMFonseca.com.
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Meet the Author
Camila Carrosine is Brazilian and lives in São Paulo. She has been drawing since she was a little girl and grew up with pencils and paper. Camila graduated in fine arts and studied art direction. Camila considers herself a visual storyteller and loves to mix traditional and digital techniques in her illustrations. She divides her time between her children’s book projects and animated films. She loves books, traveling, and walking barefoot.
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About This Book

ISBN: 9781639930982
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Publish Date: August 8, 2023
Page Count: 32