George loves Saturdays.
That’s because Saturdays mean time with Grandma Stella. The two of them love going on adventures downtown to visit the dinosaur museum and ride on the carousel! Even when they stay in, George and Stella have fun together, making cinnamon rolls without popping open a tube and sharing the biggest, best hugs.
Then one day Stella is gone, and George is ready to cancel Saturdays. But when a new addition to the family arrives, George finds a way to celebrate the priceless memories he made with his grandma―while making new ones too.
Why I wrote this book
I lost both of my grandmothers in the span of two months while I was pregnant with my first child. For a long while, I mourned the fact that these two generations would never get to know each other. Over time, I realized how much I was doing to keep my grandmothers’ memories alive for all my children: we bake their recipes, play the games they taught me and sleep under quilts they crocheted. The experience of connecting generations led me to write Saturdays Are for Stella.
“A beautiful story of remembering the departed by passing on traditions.” —Kirkus, starred review
“A necessary and essential purchase.” —School Library Journal