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Dinner On Domingos

Dinner on Domingos

Written by Alexandra Katona
Illustrated by Claudia Navarro

“This magical home turns a normal Sunday into domingo: the best day of the week.” Warm memories wash over a first-generation Latinx American girl as she experiences a typical Sunday night dinner at her Abuelita’s house. Readers are immersed in the rich ways love is expressed within this home: the delicious smells of Ecuadorian home cooking, dancing, hugging and playing games with aunts, uncles and cousins. 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.

  • Product Dimensions: 8.50 x 10.75 inches
  • Page Count: 32 pages
  • Age Range: Ages 4-8 years
  • Leveling: M/2
  • Grade Level: PreK - 3


  • Honorable Mention, International Latino Book Awards, 2022
  • 9 Favorite New Books about Families Cooking Together, Edible Finger Lakes, 2021
  • Hot Off the Press Reading List, Children’s Book Council, September 2021
  • Let’s Cook and Eat Together Showcase, Children’s Book Council, 2021