Latinx Fiction for Young Readers

Sat. March 23, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Village School

215 E High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Sponsored by: CFA Institute

Hosted by: Hold the Line Magazine: Where Parenthood and Social Justice Collide

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Hilda Eunice Burgos (Ana María Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle), Angela Dominguez (Stella Diaz Has Something to Say), Mia García (The Resolutions), and K.K. Pérez (The Tesla Legacy) discuss their books and the importance of Latinx fiction for young readers. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Why should you attend?

“[Ana María Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle] is an authentic representation of an immigrant, middle class Latinx family who values education, community, and family and stays true to their roots.”—School Library Journal

“Drawing on her own childhood, Dominguez smoothly blends Spanish and English into the narration and dialogue, Stella’s Mexican-American culture fully informs her perspective and family life, and chunky spot art helps establish the setting. Readers should easily relate to Stella, her struggle to use her voice, and the way she feels caught between worlds at school and at home.”―Publishers Weekly

“Riveting and heartrending. [The Resolutions is a] celebration of Latinx culture and the power of a community to create healing and growth is recommended as a first purchase.”—School Library Journal, starred review

The Tesla Legacy is a STEM-filled adventure of a book, with a smart, relentlessly ambitious protagonist and a fascinating historical mystery at its core.”―Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone