Magazine article Multicultural Education

My Tata's Remedies

Magazine article Multicultural Education

My Tata's Remedies

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My Tata's Remedies/Los remedios de mi tata

By Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford

illustr. Antonio Castro L

Ages 7-11. www.cincopuntos.com

Aaron's Tata has been helping people feel better for as long as he can remember. This includes his family, Aaron, and even the neighbors, if they ask! His healing power comes from his shed, shelves filled to the top with jars of medicinal plants and flowers that Tata has gathered. Aaron asks him one day to teach him about his remedies, and Tata is more than happy to oblige.

As the day goes on, Aaron finds that there is always a cure for every patient, which there seem to be a lot of today! People come from all over the neighborhood for help. Aaron's brother's itchy feet, the neighbor's baby with diaper rash, the mailman with a cold, another neighbor with a burn, Aaron's sister with a fever, and even a cut from a knife. …

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