2020 Florida Book Awards, Young Children's Literature category, Silver Award
2021 International Latino Book Awards Bronze medal in The Mariposa Book Awards Best First Book, Children & Youth category
STARRED REVIEW This gentle family story lets readers know that shyness is nothing to worry about.--Kirkus Reviews starred review
Ava's excited to say goodbye to el A o Viejo--but will her shyness keep her from joining in the celebration?
Ava Gabriela is visiting her extended family in Colombia for the holidays. She's excited to take part in family traditions such as making bunuelos, but being around all her loud relatives in an unfamiliar place makes Ava shy and quiet. How will Ava find her voice before she misses out on all the New Year's fun?