Grandma Lale’s Tamales “Tamales are one of the most important holiday traditions in New Mexico. But tamales can be made and eaten all year! This is the story of Junie Lopez and his Grandma Lale. She is known for her tamales and Junie discovers all that goes into a truly authentic tamale. He and his Grandma live in a small, Hispanic village in northern New Mexico.”
About the Author:
Nasario Garcia; illustrated by Dolores Aragon
NASARIO GARCIA was born in Bernalillo, New Mexico. He attended the University of New Mexico where he received his BA and MA degrees in Spanish and Portuguese, respectively. His Ph.D. is from the University of Pittsburgh in XIX Century Spanish Literature. Garcia is an award-winning author who for the past 30-plus years has devoted his life to the preservation of Hispanic language, culture, and folklore of northern New Mexico. He has authored/co-authored thirty-one books in addition to translating five books written by other authors. Nasario Garcia currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife Janice.