Knight of the Cape

Aladdin. (Definitely Dominguita: Bk. 1). Mar. 2021. 144p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781534465039.
Gr 2-4–Jennings introduces readers to an indomitable young heroine in this series debut. Dominguita “Dom’s” adventures are modeled after the classic tale Don Quixote, complete with a windmill encounter! A voracious reader, Dom wants to prove that girls can be knights and that bullies don’t stand a chance against her. With the help of a loyal steed (dog), new squire (friend), and a host of supportive community members, she manages to do just that. Dom and her family are Cuban American, and her community is diverse. This is a longer chapter book, perfect as a bridge from shorter offerings to middle grade; Dom’s stories would also be perfect for family readalouds.
VERDICT An enjoyable, easy recommendation for chapter book and elementary school collections. Dominguita is good fun!

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