We’ve highlighted a number of Pat Mora’s books on Vamos a Leer, so we’re very excited to find out that she will be in Albuquerque reading from her latest book, The Beautiful Lady: Our Lady of Guadalupe!!
Every December, Grandma Lupita tells Rose the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe. As they make paper flowers to put around her statue, Grandma begins: Long ago, on a cold December morning near what is now Mexico City, a man named Juan Diego put on his cloak and started down the road to church. On his way, Juan Diego sees a beautiful Lady at the top of a hill. She tells Juan Diego to go to the Bishop and ask him to build a special church for her. But the Bishop doesn’t believe that Juan Diego has seen the Lady; he asks for a sign. Again the Lady sends Juan Diego, and again the Bishop asks for a sign. Until finally, she provides one: her shining image on Juan Diego’s cloak for everyone to see.
Mora will be at one of our favorite bookstores, Bookworks, on Saturday January 26th at 10:30 am. Come out and join us!! Listen to The Beautiful Lady, eat biscochitos and make paper flowers with Bookworks’ Contessa Connie!! Click here for more information.
Hope to see you there!!