Join us October 7th at Bookworks from 5:00-7:00 pm to discuss our next book. We are reading The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano (Grades 5 and up) by Sonia Manzano.
Here’s a sneak peek into the book: (from Goodreads)
There are two secrets Evelyn Serrano is keeping from her Mami and stepfather. Her true feelings about growing up in her Spanish Harlem neighborhood, and her attitude about Abuela, her sassy grandmother who’s come from Puerto Rico to live with them.
Then, like an urgent ticking clock, events erupt that change everything. The Young Lords, a Puerto Rican activist group, dump garbage in the street and set it on fire, igniting a powerful protest.
When Abuela steps in to take charge, Evelyn is thrust into the action. Tempers flare, loyalties are tested. Through it all, Evelyn learns important truths about her Latino heritage and the history makers who shaped a nation.
Infused with actual news accounts from the time period, Sonia Manzano has crafted a gripping work of fiction based on her own life growing up during a fiery, unforgettable time in America, when young Latinos took control of their destinies.
Ailesha also highlighted it in one of our ¡Mira, Look! posts last year, check it out here!
Be sure to get entered in our drawing for a free copy of the book!! All you have to do is comment on any blog post by September 29th!
We’ll also be raffling off a copy of November’s featured book, Marcelo in the Real World (ages 12 and up). Join us that evening to be entered!
We hope to see you on October 7th!