Join us September 10th at Bookworks from 5:00-7:00 to discuss our next book. We are reading The Queen of Water by Laura Resau and María Virginia Farinango. It has received numerous awards and was recently named the Américas Award honorable mention for 2012.
It’s quite an amazing story–“Born in an Andean village in Ecuador, Virginia lives with her large family in a small, earthen-walled dwelling. In her village of indígenas, it is not uncommon to work in the fields all day, even as a child, or to be called a longa tonta—stupid Indian—by members of the ruling class of mestizos, or Spanish descendants. When seven-year-old Virginia is taken from her village to be a servant to a mestizo couple, she has no idea what the future holds. In this poignant novel based on a true story, acclaimed author Laura Resau has collaborated with María Virginia Farinango to recount one girl’s unforgettable journey to self-discovery. Virginia’s story will speak to anyone who has ever struggled to find his or her place in the world. It will make you laugh and cry, and ultimately, it will fill you with hope.” (http://www.amazon.com/The-Queen-Water-Laura-Resau/dp/0385738978)
We hope to see you there! We’re looking forward to hearing what you think about the book!
Thanks so much to the wonderful group who joined us last night for our August discussion of Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. If you couldn’t make it to the book group, be sure to let us know what you thought about the book by commenting on a post. We want to hear your thoughts too!
Don’t forget–you have until THIS FRIDAY AUGUST 10th to be entered in our drawing for a copy of The Queen of Water! It’s simple, all you have to do is comment on any post on the blog!
For all of you who go back to the classroom this week, I hope that it is the start to an amazing year for you and your students!