Illustrated by Antonio Castro L.
Published by Cinco Puntos Press, May 2015.
Aaron asks his grandfather to teach him how to heal people using natural remedies. For an entire day, Tata and Aaron respond to a variety of complaints, from bee stings to eye infections. While Tata and Aaron minister to people's bodies, his Nana offers remedies for their soul with delicious empanadas and warm hospitality.
"This charming book will introduce young readers to safe and effective natural remedies from native traditions of the
American Southwest, a good way to learn about the healing power of plants." — Dr. Andrew Weil, U.S.-trained physician,
and successful author, world-renowned leader & pioneer in the field of integrative medicine.
"Roni, your book is full of treasures! Roni, ¡tu libro está lleno de tesoros!" — Yuyi Morales, Distinguished and Award-
winning illustrator & author of children's books.
"My Tata's Remedies is essential to the efforts of recognizing the significance of the traditional home culture of
Latino children." — Dr. Alma Flor Ada, Professor Emerita, recognized for her work promoting bilingual and multicultural
education in the United States.
"This is a treasure chest filled with memories of my grandparents, and my mother who was a certified natural healer. I remember when my mother would use Árnica to prevent me from getting a bruise." — Raúl H. Castro, Late former Governor of Arizona and U.S. Ambassador.
A bilingual story of family and traditional wisdom
Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford grew up in the Sonoran Desert, on the Arizona side of the U.S.-Mexico border. As a lifelong bilingual
educator, Roni's thirty years of teaching experience ranges in ages from preschool to community college. Now retired, she
works as an author, editor, translator and speaker.
Antonio Castro López (L.) was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and has lived in the Juárez-El Paso area for most of his life. He has illustrated dozens of children's books including Barry, the Bravest Saint Bernard (Random House), Pájaro Verde, The Treasure on Gold Street, The Day It Snowed Tortillas and The Gum-Chewing Rattler (Cinco Puntos Press).