Sing, Don't Cry, Dominguez
Author & Illustrator: Angela Dominguez
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co. (2017)
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.
About Angela Dominguez:
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 and petite dog, Petunia. She is the author and illustrator of several books for children and a 2-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 2018 pick for Best Books for Kids, Sid Fleischman Award winner and an ALA Notable. When Angela is not in her studio or visiting schools, she teaches at the Academy of Art University, which honored her with their Distinguished Alumni Award in 2013.