Little Francisco lives in Cuba, where they celebrate saints’ days, and by extension, the days of the people who share those saints’ names.  When Francisco wakes up, his family is getting ready to celebrate el día de San Francisco—his saint’s day—and his parents are busily preparing his favorite foods: tostones, ropa vieja, and aguacate. His father sends him to gather mangos for dessert, and for the first time, Francisco is allowed to go to the park by himself to gather them. On his way, Francisco passes his uncle’s house, his grandparent’s house, and his grouchy aunt’s house. He waves to all, and they all wave back, except his grumpy aunt.

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