Inspired by her own childhood, author Alexandra Katona recalls Sunday’s dinners at her grandmother’s house.
Every Sunday, narrator Alejandra and her extended family head to Abuelita’s house for dinner making it the best day of the week. Warm memories wash over a first-generation Latinax American girl as she experiences Domingo’s immersed in rich ways love is expressed within the home. The house fills up with her tios, tias, primos and primas, the delicious smells of Ecuadorian home cooking embracing throughout the house, dancing, hugging, playing games, and telling jokes all the elements that creates traditions and bonds. Reflecting the feelings of many first-generation kids, Alejandra speaks but a few words of her parent’s native language. As Alejandra thinks about all the good times her family has had there, she decides that she wants to be brave and try speaking Spanish with Abuelita so that they can deepen their bond. Based on the author’s own life, this timely tale reflects the experience of many families
The book includes a glossary in the back of the book and yummy soup recipe.
Written by Alexandra Katona
Illustrated by Claudia Navarro
Publisher Barefoot books
Dimensions: 8.5"w x 10.75" h
Age group recommendation 4-8