Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Don’t Call Me Grandma

Don't Call Me Grandma

Illustrations by Elizabeth Zunon
Carolrhoda Books, 2016

Great-grandmother Nell eats fish for breakfast, she doesn’t hug or kiss, and she does NOT want to be called grandma. Her great-granddaughter isn’t sure what to think. As she slowly learns more about Nell’s life and experiences, the girl finds ways to connect with her prickly great-grandmother.

Awards & Accolades

  • A Best Book of 2016, National Public Radio
  • 2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for “Parenting /Family Issues Book”

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