Only a Trenza Away: A Tale of Trust and Strength by Nadine Fonseca

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Only a Trenza Away
by Nadine Fonseca




“Every night, Xiomara’s father braids her hair before bed. They imagine themselves on fantastic adventures: swinging through jungles; diving in underwater caves; flying to the moon. When Xiomara’s father has to work late, she worries she will not be able to handle adventures—like starting a new school that year—without him. But in this cozy, comforting tale, her father assures her that the strength and love woven into her braids will always be there—even when he isn’t.”

Foreword Reviews, starred review


Author Bio:

NADINE FONSECA is on a mission to build a brighter, kinder, and more inclusive future, one young reader at a time. She founded Mighty Kind, an educational multimedia company for families that aims to use the simple and universal concept of kindness as a bridge to antiracist/anti-bias learning. Only a Trenza Away is her debut children’s picture book and is based on some of her fond childhood memories. Nadine is neurodivergent, a biracial Latina, wife, and mother of four. She holds an MBA and is a proud member of the LGBTQIA2S+ community. She believes that everyone, big or small, has the power to change the world. 
CAMILA CARROSINE is Brazilian and lives in São Paulo. She has been drawing since she was a little girl and grew up with pencils and paper. Camila graduated in fine arts and studied art direction. Camila considers herself a visual storyteller and loves to mix traditional and digital techniques in her illustrations. She divides her time between her children’s book projects and animated films. She loves books, traveling, and walking barefoot.

In my opinion:

This children's book was adorable and well-written. It tells a delightful story about a little girl named Xiomara and her caring papa who braids her hair every night while sharing stories. This story reminds me of my own dad and how he used to make up stories at bedtime. It was a memory I'll always carry with me. 

Also, in this story, there are a few nights when her papa is away at work and isn't able to braid her hair. What will she do when she attends school? Will she be able to cope? Will she be able to have the strength to do a new thing? It was a beautiful story with creative illustrations.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog and offer an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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