by Xelena González
A child and their family observe the customs of Día de los Angelitos, one of the ritual celebrations of Día de Muertos, to celebrate the life of their beloved dog who passed away. They build a thoughtful ofrenda to help lead the pet’s soul home and help the little one process their grief in this moving reminder that loved ones are never really gone if we take the time to remember them.
|Xelena González is the author of the award-winning picture books All Around Us and Where Wonder Grows, as well as Remembering, all illustrated by longtime friend Adriana M. Garcia. She is a poet, storyteller, essayist, and creator of the curative card deck Lotería Remedios. Visit her at Xelena.Space.
Adriana M. Garcia is the Pura Belpré Award-winning illustrator of All Around Us, which was also an American Indian Youth Literature Honor, and Where Wonder Grows. She also illustrated The Turquoise Room by Monica Brown and Remembering by longtime friend and collaborator Xelena González. She lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her family. Visit her online AdrianaMJGarcia.com.