Antonio loves words, because words have the power to express feelings like love, pride, or hurt. Mother's Day is coming soon, and Antonio searches for the words to express his love for his mother and her partner, Leslie. But he's not sure what to do when his classmates make fun of Leslie, an artist, who towers over everyone and wears paint-splattered overalls.
As Mother's Day approaches, Antonio must choose whether or how to express his connection to both of the special women in his life. Rigoberto González's bilingual story about a nontraditional family resonates with all children who have been faced with speaking up for themselves or for the people they love. Cecilia Concepción Álvarez's paintings bring the tale to life in tender, richly hued detail.---from the publisher
32 pages 978-0892393879 Ages 5-8
Keywords: Mother's Day, two moms, acceptance, Hispanic and Latino, diversity, diverse books, family, bilingual, Spanish/English, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old