Miracle on 133rd Street
By Sonia Manzano, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
Atheneum Books for Yong Readers, 2015
A young family immigrated from Puerto Rico feels cramped in their small apartment. When they go to prepare their Christmas roast, the oven is too small. The family decides to bake it at a pizza restaurant. On their way there, neighbors in their apartment and in stores along the way all share their Christmas ‘stresses’. When the roast arrives, it’s aromas relax everyone, and the young family invites them over to share their feast. A wonderful story sharing all the usual holiday commotions and sharing love over food. The loose colorful illustrations highlight the fun and frivolities of the holidays. Sharing numerous snippets of Christmas, everyone is bound to find one familiar to their experience.