“This charming little book will introduce young readers to safe and effective natural remedies from the native traditions of the American Southwest. A good way to learn about the healing power of plants.”—Andrew Weil, MD Aaron has asked his grandfather Tata to teach him about the healing remedies he uses. Tata is a neighbor and family elder. People come to him all the time for his soothing solutions and for his compassionate touch and gentle wisdom. Tata knows how to use herbs, teas, and plants to help each one. His wife, Grandmother Nana, is there too, bringing delicious food and humor to help Tata’s patients heal. An herbal remedies glossary at the end of the book includes useful information about each plant, plus botanically correct drawings.
About the Author:
Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford
Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford, of Butterfly Heart Books, comes from the Arizona-Mexico border where she embraced the languages, cultures and people from infancy. A lifelong bilingual educator, Roni now shares these gems through her stories. She hopes to continue building bridges of communication, acceptance, self-confidence & promoting the elimination of discrimination through her books. Roni’s latest award-winning book, MY TATA’S REMEDIES/LOS REMEDIOS DE MI TATA, was recently published by Cinco Puntos Press, released mid-2015. She is also the author of MY NANA’S REMEDIES/LOS REMEDIOS DE MI NANA and HIP, HIP, HOORAY, IT’S MONSOON DAY!/¡AJÚA, YA LLEGÓ EL CHUBASCO!, also award-winning. Roni’s books are tools to help preserve language, family & cultural traditions including history and science. Her next book, for which she is seeking a publisher/agent is RAULITO DID IT! ~ OVERCOMING POVERTY & DISCRIMINATION Now Roni, and her husband, Danny ~ lifelong bilingual educators ~ bring these books to life doing Author Visits around the country, in English, Spanish or both, for children, teachers, and families.