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!