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Only for a Little While

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Author: Gabriela Orozco Belt


Illustrator: Richy Sanchez Ayala

*Signed Bookplate*

A heartwarming picture book with Spanish words woven in, about a father helping his daughter process her feelings of being uprooted when they temporarily have to move in with extended family—from debut author Gabriela Orozco Belt, with illustrations by Richy Sánchez Ayala.

When Maribel's family has to move in with Tía Carmen because Papi lost his job, Maribel and her sister feel unsettled.

It’s not always easy sharing a room or being in a house full of loud cousins, but Papi reminds the girls that it’s only por un ratito—just for a little while. In the meantime, there is always someone to play with, the mealtimes are filled with music and laughter, bedtime is for snuggling in tight. Maribel realizes that maybe being there por un ratito isn’t so bad after all.

From debut author Gabriela Orozco Belt and Richy Sánchez Ayala comes a heartwarming story about family and change—and how love is always the constant.