My Grandmother is a Singing Yaya by Karen Scourby D'Arc

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Lulu loves to hear her Greek grandmother sing when they are alone, but she is embarrassed by her grandmother's exuberance in public--until a special picnic at school.
 

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Published March 1, 2001 by Orchard Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Almost as free with her savory lemon soup and mouthwatering baklava as she is with a song, Yaya joins a chorus of memorable picture story grandmas, from Tomie DePaola’s Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs (1973, 1998) to Arthur Dorros’s Abuela (1991).

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In this sweet-natured comedy of intergenerational love and acceptance, Lulu's irrepressible Yaya (the Greek word for grandmother) so embraces life that she bursts into song at the drop of a hat.

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