Sing, Don't Cry (Hardcover)
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9781627798396, 40pp.
Publication Date: August 22, 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 the Author
Angela Dominguez was born in Mexico City, grew up in the great state of Texas, and now resides on the east coast. She is the author and illustrator of several books for children including Maria Had a Little Llama, which received the American Library Association Pura Belpré Illustration Honor. Recently, she received her second Pura Belpré Honor for her illustrations in Mango, Abuela, and Me written by Meg Medina. When Angela is not in her studio, she teaches at the Academy of Art University, which honored her with their Distinguished Alumni Award in 2013. She also enjoys presenting at different schools and libraries to all sorts of ages. Angela is a proud member of SCBWI, PEN America, and represented by Wernick and Pratt Literary Agency. As a child, she loved reading books and making a mess creating pictures. She's delighted to still be doing both.
Praise For Sing, Don't Cry…
"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