All for One: Libraries Win Cuban American Chapter Book

All for One & One for All!

Dominguita, Pancho, and Stef are back in this Cuban American early chapter series.

This time, a quinceañera may be at risk unless the the imaginative friends can take inspiration from another classic novel. Can you guess which one?

Terry Catasús Jennings

On September 11, 1961, Terry Catasús Jennings landed in the United States after a short flight from Cuba. On September 12th, she was enrolled in seventh grade in an American school. Her family, including her father who had been jailed during the Bay of Pigs invasion, was now in a free country. The only catch for twelve-year-old Terry was that she could count in English and recite the days of the week and the months of the year, but not much more. Often being the only Cuban in her school—even through college—Terry knows what it’s like to be the new kid on the block. She is delighted to have the opportunity, with Definitely Dominguita, to portray a child of immigrants who is normal—no different than her peers—other than she loves the classics (like Jennings did as a child) and thinks Cuban food rules.

READ Knight of the Cape: Definitely Dominguita , #1 and Captain Dom’s Treasure, Definitely Dominguita #2 and EXPLORE Activity Kit for Book 1 and Classroom Activities for Book 3.


Anderson Lee Library Silver Creek New York
Anthony ISD Anthony Texas
Baker Middle School Tacoma Washington
Bloomfield Public Library Bloomfield Connecticut
CCA West Melbourne Florida
Cushing Public Schools CUSHING Oklahoma
East Baton Rouge Parish Library Baton Rouge Louisiana
Falmouth Elementary School Falmouth Maine
Greenbush Elementary School West Warwick Rhode Island
Hall Fletcher Elementary Library Asheville North Carolina
Kenton County Public Library-Little Free Libraries Covington Kentucky
Largo Public Library-Youth Services Largo Florida
Mercer County Public Library Harrodsburg Kentucky
North Bend Public Library North Bend Oregon
Park Brook Elementary Brooklyn Park Minnesota
Riverview Middle School Barron Wisconsin
Rockledge Elementary School Woodbridge Virginia
Sun Prairie Area School District MARSHALL Wisconsin
Sunrise Elementary Kent Washington
Union Vale Middle School Poughkeepse New York
White County Regional Library System Ward Arkansas

CREDIT: Photos from Lou Jennings, book covers from Simon & Schuster, family photo of Terry C. Jennings as a child/Collage by The Washington Post