Beauty Beside Me, Stories of My Grandmother’s Skirts

This edition of Beauty Beside Me, Stories of My Grandmother’s Skirts is brilliantly printed with a book jacket in a hardcover format. This edition is not the limited edition. The book does come with an audio CD narration in both Navajo and English.


In the Navajo culture, grandmothers and grandfathers serve as the first teachers. Author Seraphine G. Yazzie vividly recalls the teachings of her grandmother in this uplifting story. Children will identify with many of the activities which include making delicious fry bread, picking tasty pinon nuts and weaving beautiful rugs.

As the story unfolds, Grandmother is seen wearing different colored skirts for each activity. Grandmother’s skirts symbolize a reservoir of kindness and love extended to her family and all those around her. Renowned painter, Baje Whitethorne Sr. illustrates each scene brilliantly capturing the magic shared between grandmother and granddaughter.

Bilingual: Navajo and English

Additional information

Weight 1.05 lbs
Dimensions 9.5 × 12.5 × .25 in