Sing, Don't Cry (Paperback)
Once a year, Abuelo comes from Mexico to visit his family. He brings his guitar, his music—and his memories.
In this story inspired by the life of Apolinar Navarrete Diaz—author Angela Dominguez’s grandfather and a successful mariachi musician—Abuelo and his grandchildren sing through the bad times and the good. Lifting their voices and their spirits, they realize that true happiness comes from singing together.
Angela Dominguez was born in Mexico City and grew up in the great state of Texas. She now resides on the east coast with her boyfriend, Kyle, and their petite dog, Petunia. She is also the author and illustrator of several books for children and a two-time recipient of Pura Belpré Illustration Honor. Her debut middle grade novel, Stella Díaz Has Something To Say, was a New York Public Library and a Chicago Public Library pick for Best Books for Kids, Sid Fleischman Award winner, and an ALA Notable. She recently illustrated Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s newest picture book, Just Help! How to Build a Better World. As a child, she loved reading books and making a mess creating pictures. She’s delighted to still be doing both.
"With its uplifting message and smiling characters, Dominguez’s story reminds readers that life’s woes are inevitable but can be mitigated by a song in the heart." —Booklist, starred review
"Authentic, heartfelt, and relatable. . . . A wonderful choice for group sharing." —School Library Journal, starred review
Praise for How Do You Say? / ¿Cómo se dice?:
"Young children will delight in the antics of two endearing giraffes in this bilingual picture book." —School Library Journal
"This charming story is as light as air yet carries heft." —Kirkus Reviews
"As appealing to look at as it is to listen to, this book... provides opportunities to bring together those learning English, learning Spanish, or just learning how to make new friends and amigos." —The Horn Book
"Dominguez’s bold, playful pictures keep the focus squarely on the giraffes’ one-on-one interactions as she demonstrates something that many children know intuitively: speaking different languages is a minor detail when it comes to making new friends." —Publishers Weekly
Praise for Maria Had a Little Llama / María tenía una llamita:
“A fresh and enjoyable reimagining of a traditional children's rhyme.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A solid addition to a bilingual storytime program.” —The Bulletin