Gumbo Joy by Robert P. Dixon Jr. (2023)

A young girl learns of the cultural significance of the pot of gumbo she cooks with her father each Sunday.


It connects her with her culture, history, and heritage. As the aroma of gumbo fills the air, her father reminds her that “‘Gumbo is the smell of love.'” When family members arrive for the meal, it’s a joyful celebration of family, love, and culture.