My Grandma and Me: A special storytime, craft, and book signing with Mina Javaherbin

Event date: 
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020

Celebrate Grandparents!

My Grandma and Me book cover

This Grandparents Day we will be celebrating with award-winning author Mina Javaherbin as she shares her newest picture book about the special moments between a grandmother and granddaughter in Iran. Mina will read her book and there will be a simple craft. Afterwords, she will be happy to answer questions and sign books. 

If you can't make it to the event but would like a copy signed and personalized, please feel free to contact us before the event or order online below. 

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My Grandma and Me Interior Spread

About the Book: In a true tale of a young girl in Iran and her grandmother, this beautiful ode to family celebrates small moments of love that become lifelong memories.

In this big universe full of many moons, I have traveled and seen many wonders, but I have never loved anything or anyone the way I love my grandma.

While Mina is growing up in Iran, the center of her world is her grandmother. Whether visiting friends next door, going to the mosque for midnight prayers during Ramadan, or taking an imaginary trip around the planets, Mina and her grandma are never far apart. At once deeply personal and utterly universal, Mina Javaherbin's words make up a love letter of the rarest sort: the kind that shares a bit of its warmth with every reader. Soft, colorful, and full of intricate patterns, Lindsey Yankey's illustrations feel like a personal invitation into the coziest home, and the adoration between Mina and her grandma is evident on every page.

Mina Javaherbin author photo

About the Author: Mina Javaherbin has written several award-winning picture books, including Soccer Star, illustrated by Renato Alarcão, and Goal!, illustrated by A. G. Ford. She lives in Southern California.

My Grandma and Me Cover Image
By Mina Javaherbin, Lindsey Yankey (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763694944
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Candlewick - August 13th, 2019

Soccer Star Cover Image
By Mina Javaherbin, Renato Alarcao (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763660567
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - April 8th, 2014

Soccer Star Cover Image
By Mina Javaherbin, Renato Alarcao (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781536207132
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - March 12th, 2019

Goal! Cover Image
By Mina Javaherbin, A.G. Ford (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763658229
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2012

Neymar: A Soccer Dream Come True Cover Image
By Mina Javaherbin, Paul Hoppe (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374310660
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - May 29th, 2018

Elephant in the Dark Cover Image
By Mina Javaherbin, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545636704
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015

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What a sweet, gentle book this is! Sister tells how her younger brother finds objects, and in his quest, he finds a shining fallen star. After they realize it may be someone else's, Massini's whimsical illustrations point to some usual suspects - but alas! no one claims the star. Ah, but greater things are in store for the pair, and with Hay's imaginative telling, a happy ending is clearly seen. Gorgeous, vibrant artwork make this a standout for storytime. Be ready for multiple tellings! - Maureen