My Momo-la Is a Museum
A child and their grandmother take a trip around the museums of the city . . . only to find that the further they walk, the closer to home their journey seems to take them.
Momo-la is a collector of unusual things. She rummages through her collection of stories whenever she comes to visit. When her grandchild asks where her stories come from, she takes them on a trip around the museums of the city, pointing out that there are stories behind every work of art, every sculpture, every invention. But as the child sees exhibit after exhibit, they realize that each one reminds them of their Momo-la—the clothes she wears, the keepsakes she carries, and the memories she shares of her Tibetan home. Could the museum the child knows the best and loves the most be right on their doorstep all along?
A gorgeously-written story about the love of a grandmother for her grandchild, the precious memories we carry, and the treasures we keep in the hope of passing them down to the next generation.
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|Kindergarten - Grade 3
|Diverse Books: Immigration & Refugees, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
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Author: Mamta Nainy
Mamta Nainy is an award-winning author of over thirty books. She is inspired by the unfettered imagination of children and is passionate about stories that are inclusive and empowering. Mamta identifies as gender fluid. She lives and dreams in New Delhi.
Illustrator: Violet Kim
Violet Kim (Jung Ah Kim) is a Korean illustrator who received a BFA degree in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been included in the 2023 Best Children's Picture Books of the Year in Spanish by the Bank Street College of Education.
“[T]he lyrical language, child-friendly examples, and relevant message about the importance of honoring family bonds and history make for a meaningful read. A warm tale about the search for stories.”—Kirkus Reviews