Don’t Call Me Grandma Giveaway–Contest Closed
“I was intrigued. . .” Vaunda Micheaux Nelson wrote in her guest post yesterday about her grandmother, who inspired her newest picture book Don’t Call Me Grandma. Perhaps you were intrigued, as well, by the woman she describes in the post and the book that became of their relationship.
In case you missed it, here is a snippet of her post:
“Who was this scary, glamorous woman? Her room, with its fancy bed, ballerina doll, and vanity with bottles and bottles of perfume, awed me. Indeed, I was drawn to her, but I didn’t know how to know her. I didn’t really find a closeness with Grandmother Sinah until she was in her nineties when she visited Pittsburgh to stay with my mother for a few months. By then, she had mellowed, and I was old enough to understand her reserve, to recognize that an absence of hugs doesn’t necessarily mean an absence of love. I regret it took so long, but I’m thankful we connected before her death. When the family was choosing keepsakes from among her belongings, I knew exactly what I wanted — some of her perfume bottles. And that floating-eye shot glass, of course. Since then, her story had been simmering in my head.
Don’t Call Me Grandma enabled me to honor her and to remind readers that there are different kinds of love.”
There are lots of picture books about grandparents out there. There are fun grandmothers and sweet grandmothers all over the pages of picture books, but this book is different. The grandmother in this book isn’t fun or sweet, but the story is still full of love and warmth. It is well worth reading and sharing.
We have 3 copies of Don’t Call Me Grandma by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson to give away! Enter your name and email in the form below by 10 a.m. on Monday, October 24th for a chance to win. Three winners will be selected by a random number generator and contacted by email on Monday morning.