Me Gusta (English With Some Spanish)

by Angela Dominguez (Author)

Me Gusta (English With Some Spanish)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

A stunning bilingual picture book that celebrates Latinx families by highlighting moments of connection and delight and feelings of safety and home, even through challenges and difficult times.

Me gusta your smile, tu sonrisa, and your hugs, tus abrazos. Me gusta when we explore this spectacular world, el mundo, and gaze at all the stars, las estrellas. But most of all, me gusta that no matter where we are, I feel at home, en casa, when I'm with you.

In the affirmative and encouraging Me Gusta, acclaimed author and illustrator Angela Dominguez combines Spanish and English in a poetic and touching story of family, reminding us that through the adventures and the heartbreak, love conquers all and transcends language.

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2--Unique and diverse families take part in a wide variety of simple yet special activities together, all agreeing that they love and appreciate moments spent with family. Families enjoy ice cream together, play outside with kites and water, take part in special traditions, and lovingly embrace one another. Peaceful and comforting illustrations combine with the mixed English and Spanish text to share the many things families love doing together, generating a feeling of warmth from the pages. Strong, solid, and bold outlines emphasize characters and objects, with black text indicating English words and pastel purple text providing Spanish words. At the same time, family and friends come together to bring comfort and peace and to face discrimination in order to make the world a better place. Readers will appreciate the beauty of the world around them and the simple moments enjoyed together in this heartwarming title. VERDICT A heartfelt bilingual picture book about the moments both enjoyed and faced together with loved ones.--Selenia Paz

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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, 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 illustrated Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's 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.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
September 20, 2022
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV039050 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Emotions & Feelings
JUV013000 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | General
JUV011030 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | United States - Hispanic & Latino
Library of Congress categories

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