A poignant multicultural ode to family and what it means to create a home as one girl helps her Tía move away from her beloved Miami apartment.

When Estrella's Tía Fortuna has to say goodbye to her longtime Miami apartment building, The Seaway, to move to an assisted living community, Estrella spends the day with her. Tía explains the significance of her most important possessions from both her Cuban and Jewish culture, as they learn to say goodbye together and explore a new beginning for Tía.

A lyrical book about tradition, culture, and togetherness, Tía Fortuna's New Home explores Tía and Estrella's Sephardic Jewish and Cuban heritage. Through Tía's journey, Estrella will learn that as long as you have your family, home is truly where the heart is.

★ "[A] beautiful story about heritage and hope… and remarkable in every way." —School Library Journal, starred review

★ "A nostalgic glimpse at a little-known but rich culture within the broader Jewish American community." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A beautiful tribute to home, family, and traditions.” —Margarita Engle, Pura Belpré Award–winning and Newbery Honor–winning author

"Overflowing with warmth, hope and poetry, Tía Fortuna's New Home is a beautiful celebration of culture, intergenerational love, and the sanctity of home, both old and new." —Matt de la Pena, Newbery winning author of Last Stop on Market Street
“Good fortune to the readers of this wise tale.” —Sandra Cisneros, author of Hairs/Pelitos
“A beautiful and heartful reminder that home is not merely where we live, but rather, everything that lives within us.” —Richard Blanco, 2013 Presidential Inaugural Poet, author of How to Love a Country
"A radiant gem where the ancient past and future encounter one another with a welcoming hope." —Marjorie Agosin, author of I Lived on Butterfly Hill