DINNER ON DOMINGOS by Alexandra Katona with illustrations by Claudia Navarro is a gorgeous story of family tradition that subtly explores the challenges faced by our narrator, Alejandra, as she hopes to connect with her beloved Abuelita. This story lovingly immerses the reader in Abuelita’s casa for a weekly family meal. The energy of this family and the love between Abuelita and Alejandra is thoroughly felt through the gorgeous vignettes and use of sensory details.
DINNER ON DOMINGOS is a perfect book to help children reflect on what is unique and special about their own families. I look forward to sharing it with my students and using it as a tool to not only help them embrace and recognize their own family traditions, but also to help us celebrate the diversity and variety of each family.