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Family stories

Patricia Polacco remembers listening to the elders in her family tell how things were. Now she is the one who passes down family history.

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Patricia Polacco

Children’s Author

Patricia Polacco tells warm family tales drawn from her own childhood among an extended immigrant family of grandparents and cousins. In this exclusive video interview with Reading Rockets, Patricia Polacco talks about writing and illustrating and the passing down of family history whose themes resonate with readers of all backgrounds.