Author: Leyla Torres; Full-color pictures by the author
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Back in paperback after twenty years, Saturday Sancocho features cooking, Latinx family traditions, and creativity. Leyla Torres' classic #OwnVoices picture book is perfect for every home.
Every Saturday, Maria Lili looks forward to making chicken sancocho with her grandparents Mama Ana and Papa Angelino. But one Saturday they discover that there is nothing in the house except eggs, and Maria Lili wonders how they will ever be able to have their favorite meal. Mama Ana has a plan, though, and taking the eggs with her, she invites Maria Lili to come to the market. Somehow, Mama Ana has a way to make chicken sancocho with eggs, and Maria Lili can't wait to find out how.
Bold, cheerful watercolors evoke the busy atmosphere of the village markets of Central and South America. Also included in the book is a recipe for chicken sancocho from the author's family.
In The News
“Answers the call for good literature depicting the Latino culture.” —Booklist
"Sunny, warm watercolor illustrations enhance the engaging text, beautifully capturing what could be any small Andean town in Colombia. . . Family ties, cultural traditions, and a can-do spirit cooked into one sweet story." —Kirkus Reviews