Written by Leyla Torres
Published by Square Fish
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 alone, 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 in this beloved tale of weekend traditions. A recipe for chicken sancocho from the author’s family is also included.
Available As: Paperback
Picture Book, Age 04 or older
Community Represented: Colombian/Colombian American
Themes: Celebrations, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Family Relationship: Parents, Own Voices/Lived Experience
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: In Home Country
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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