This poem, “My Grandma’s Hands,” is written by a 3rd grader, who was inspired by Niobi Shihab Nye’s poem “Words Under the Words” about her grandparents.
My Grandma’s Hands
My grandma’s hands know how to make tortillas
which she learned how to do in Mexico.
My grandma’s hands know how to take care of my grandpa
who has to go to the hospital almost every day.
My grandma’s hands know how to braid my hair
into a long trenza.
By Diana, 3rd grade