Sunday Dinner

By Angela Shante, Seth Rogers, Montasia Yneek Sims (illustrator)

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Sunday Dinners are for family, food, and fun!

SUNDAY DINNER is a family story that celebrates the tradition of Sunday Dinners as seen through the imaginative eyes of the smallest member of the family, Brandon. On Sundays there's sure to be a story to tell. You never know who might…

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Angela Shanté and Seth Rogers have constructed a beautiful story around the infamous pastime in Black families sitting down for Sunday dinner.

While Sunday dinner's origins are rooted in chattel slavery, when enslaved Africans only day of rest was Sunday. Black families looked forward to a larger feast on those days. But while the options provided to the enslaved weren’t the best, Black Americans have always been able to transform the little they had into revolutionary additions to American cuisine.

The story of the Black Sunday dinner is one of resilience and community in the face of adversity. Sunday dinners…

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