Grandma's Gift

About the Book

Grandma’s Gift | Latinxs in Kid Lit

A brief summary and more in depth review of Grandma’s Gift.


Grandma’s Gift - jmariee06

An analysis of the book Grandma’s Gift.


Eric Velasquez, Illustrator & Author

A short biography of the author and illustrator, Eric Velasquez, from his webpage.


Seven Questions Over Breakfast with Eric Velasquez

An interview with author/illustrator Eric velasquez.


Diego Velazquez

A biography of Spanish painter Diego Velazquez.


The complete works - Velazquez

A digital gallery of Diego Velazquez’s paintings.



The Museum of Modern Art’s webpage.


Puerto Rican Culture

An article about Puerto Rico’s architecture, art, food, music, holidays, and more.


The Culture of Puerto Rico | Caribya!

An article about Puerto Rican folklore and music, as well as links to more information about their arts and entertainment, crafts, dance, film, literature, and visual arts.


About East Harlem - El Barrio! | This is East Harlem

An article about the heritage of East Harlem, as well as links to local public murals, museums, and more.  


Hispanic Heritage in New York - NYC-ARTS

Links to organizations throughout New York dedicated to preserving Hispanic heritage in the arts.



Puerto Rico Culture: Food and Drinks

An article about Puerto Rican cuisine.


25 Traditional Puerto Rican Recipes

A list of traditional Puerto Rican foods and their recipes.


United States Geography for Kids: New York

Maps of and facts about New York.


Geography of Puerto Rico

Facts about Puerto Rico’s geography, geology, topography, and more.


Puerto Rico Stock Photos and Pictures | Getty Images

A collection of many photos taken in Puerto Rico.



East Harlem - Wikipedia

Explains the history of the Spanish Harlem in Upper Manhattan.


History of Puerto Rico - XV Century - 1599 - Welcome to Puerto Rico!

A timeline of Puerto Rico’s history, starting in the 1500s.


Puerto Rico - History and Heritage | Travel | Smithsonian

A brief article about the history of Puerto Rico.  



126 Spanish Art Vocabulary | Hugh Fox III

A webpage with Spanish vocabulary relating to art.


20 Popular Spanish Expressions | SpanishDict

A list of 20 popular Spanish expressions.


Puerto Rico’s Culture: Beyond Language

An article explaining some of the history behind Puerto Rico’s languages, as well as information about body language and gestures.


List of Puerto Rico’s slang words and phrases |

An extensive list of slang words and phrases specific to Puerto Rican Spanish.   


Teaching Activities

Teaching Eric Velasquez’s Grandma’s Records and Grandma’s Gift: A Teacher’s Guide

A nine page guide intended to enhance the conversation around Velasquez’s books.


Grandma’s Gift | ED320 Children’s Literature Review Blog Spring 2015

A blog post with interdisciplinary connections and reading approach for the book.  


Grandma’s Gift Program Guide

An 18 page programming guide to use in grade 1-3 classrooms.