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My Grandmother's Bread Pudding (Capirotada)

My Grandmother's Bread Pudding (Capirotada)

by Dr. Ida Acuña-Garza

About The Book

Grandma’s Lenten Capirotada/ La Capirotada de mi abuela

Grandma’s Lenten Capirotada is based on a true story from the author’s
childhood. It is rich with teachings during the Lenten time that are popular in the Mexican-American culture. The bilingual story includes a recipe for the popular Capirotada or Lenten Bread Pudding which is served during Lent. The story tells about the religious practices of her paternal grandmother and how she learned about faith and the meaning of the ingredients in the pudding. To this day, the author has carried on the tradition of making Capirotada during Lent. The book points out the value of keeping family traditions and learning about our past.

Publication date July 29,2023
Language English
ISBN (Paperback)
979-8-88963-374-7 (E-BOOK)
Genre Children's Book / Picture Book
Pages 30
Interior Color Full Color
Book Size 8.500" x 8.500" (216mm x 216mm)

About The Author

Dr. Ida Acuña-Garza recently retired as chief executive officer for the South Texas Coalition. She is the owner of Successful Lifestyles, LLC, an educational consulting firm. She has engaged in community outreach for over forty years—as county extension agent for Family and Consumer Sciences and as director of research for a parent outreach program. She received doctor’s degree in adult education at Texas A&M University in College Station in 1990; master’s degree in counseling and guidance from the University of Texas-Pan American in 1978; and bachelor’s degree in home economics, specializing in food and nutrition from Texas A&M University in Kingsville in 1970. She has also authored a number of children’s books—The Adventures of Callie: Callie Finds a Home, The Adventures of Callie: Callie’s New Friends, The Cat Who Ate Spinach, Super Copper: Yoga Cat, From the Windowpane: A Book About the Pandemic, and The Birthday Party. To her, writing children’s books is a means to help parents teach life skills to children, promote reading, comprehension, and life-long learning. 


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