We’re giving away a copy of The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano written by Sonia Manzano–our featured novel for October’s book group meeting (and just in time for Hispanic Heritage month)!! Check out the following from Kirkus Review:
“. . .As the months pass, the three generations of women begin to see one another’s perspectives, and Evelyn realizes the importance of her Puerto Rican heritage. Like most real-world teens, she changes subtly, rather than through one earth-shattering epiphany. The author effectively captures this shifting perception in the dialogue and Evelyn’s first-person narration. Secondary characters of surprising dimension round out the plot and add to the novel’s cultural authenticity, as do the Spanish and Spanglish words and phrases sprinkled throughout the text so seamlessly that a glossary would be moot. A stunning debut.”
This year Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15th-October 15th. Manzano’s book touches on many themes relevant to why we recognize such a month, and would be a great way to introduce these topics into the classroom. To be entered in the giveaway, just comment on any post on the blog by September 29th. Everyone who comments between September 2nd and September 29th will be entered in the drawing. If your name is chosen, we’ll email you ASAP about mailing the book to you.
Don’t forget, we also raffle off a copy of the following month’s featured novel at each book group meeting. So if you’re an Albuquerque local, join us for a chance to win!
11 thoughts on “Book Giveway!! The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano”
I would love to win it! It sounds great and I am enjoying multicultural books!
There have been some great multicultural books published over the last year. We’ve got you entered in the drawing–good luck!!
I must have this book! PLEASE!!!
It’s a great one!! We’ve got you entered!!
I am excited to read this one. I have had it on my TBR list for a while and still haven’t gotten my hands on it. I am highlighting it over on Rich in Color tomorrow too. (richincolor.com)
Thanks so much for stopping by and mentioning our giveaway on Rich in Color. Manzano’s book is a good one! I’d love to see it used in classrooms. It brings up some important parts of Puerto Rican history in the United States that we don’t often hear about. I’m looking forward to exploring your site more, it’s got some really great resources!
I was happy to find your site too! I saw it in a School Lib. Journal post.
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I cannot tell you how underrepresented the world of Latino literature is represented in Urban High Schools and probably Suburban as well as Rural High Schools in my state. I would love to win this book with the hopes of convincing those with purchasing power at my school to purchase more. We need to inspire readers of ALL backgrounds. Thank you!
We’ve got you entered in our giveaway! We’ll announce the winner tomorrow. So glad that found our blog. It’s sad how often we hear how little Latino literature is available to the students in our schools. What’s even more frustrating is the fact that there is great literature out there, while Latino authors may not get published as often as we’d like, there are still great books available that our students should be encouraged to read.
Congratulations!! Our winner of the copy of The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano is K. Iraheta! I will contact you about mailing the book to you.