La Noche Buena

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La Noche Buena

A Christmas Story

By Antonio Sacre; Angela Dominguez (Illustrator)

Abrams Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780810989672, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2010

Nina is visiting her grandmother in Miami for Christmas. Usually she spends it in snowy New England with her mother and her family, but this year is different. She isn t certain what to make of a hot and humid holiday, until she learns the traditions of her father's side of the family from her Cuban grandmother. She helps prepare for the evening and takes part in all their traditions the intricate cooking for the feast, the dancing, the music, and the gathering of relatives and neighbors. It all comes together for a Noche Buena that Nina will never forget. Antonio Sacre and Angela Dominguez have created a wonderful story that everyone who celebrates Christmas will enjoy. The book includes a glossary of Spanish words.

About the Author

Angela Dominguez was born in Mexico City, grew up in the great state of Texas, and now resides in Brooklyn. She has illustrated several books for children and is author and illustrator of "Maria Had a Little Llama". As a child, she loved reading books and making a mess creating pictures. She's delighted to still be doing both.