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Carmela Full of Wishes

Author: Matt de la PeñaIllustrator: Christian Robinson

Well-observed humour exists between Carmela and her brother in this contemplative book about choices, desire and coming to appreciate what we have in our lives. Distinctive illustrations bring characters and their relationships to life in an understated book whose setting is notably American.

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  • De la Peña and Robinson won the Newbery and Caldecott Medals
  • Own Voice
  • Black/brown representation
  • Female lead