Celebrate Hanukkah with Bubbe’s Tales
Celebra Hanukkah con un cuento de Bubbe


Story: Three Jew­ish sib­lings play with the drei­del and are look­ing for­ward to eat­ing their grandmother’s deli­cious latkes as part of the Hanukkah cel­e­bra­tion. They call their grand­mother with the Yid­dish noun Bubbe.

But there aren’t enough latkes for every­one. Will they all remem­ber Bubbe’s story of gen­eros­ity, or are the latkes too tempt­ing to pass up?

Non-fiction: An overview of the his­tory of Han­nukah and a descrip­tion of the dif­fer­ent aspects of its cel­e­bra­tion. There is also men­tion, illus­trated with pho­tographs, of other fes­ti­vals around the World that use lights, as Han­nukah does. Dur­ing the Indian Duvali or Fes­ti­val of Lights, Kawan­zaa, Christ­mas, and Vesak’s the cel­e­bra­tions of Buda’s birth­day, all with expla­na­tion of national cel­e­bra­tion. With numer­ous infor­ma­tive photographs.


I have been blessed with the presence in my life of a sister, Pilar, and two brothers, Diego and Vicente who personify the values presented in this story. Throughout our lives there have been multiple occasions in which one or the other needed help, and it wasn’t necessary to ask for it, because the other three would always be there.

I try now to instill that feeling in the heart of the new generation. No matter how hard you fight today with your siblings, they are the best friends you may have in the future, and you should protect  those feelings for the rest of your life.

Many read­ers are intrigued about how two authors col­lab­o­rate to write a book. If you share this curios­ity you may enjoy read­ing how I explain this expe­ri­ence in the chap­ter entitled “Writ­ing in Col­lab­o­ra­tion: One plus One is One or Two” in the book Alma Flor Ada and You, vol­ume II pub­lished by Libraries Unlimited.