Our Next Good Read. . .Colibrí

Join us January 13th at Bookworks from 5:00-7:00 pm to discuss our next book.  We are Colibri 2reading Colibrí (Ages 12 and up) by Ann Cameron.

Here’s a sneak peek into the book: (from Goodreads)

When Tzunún was little, her mother nicknamed her Colibrí, Spanish for “hummingbird.” At age four, Colibrí is kidnapped from her parents in Guatemala City and ever since she’s traveled with Uncle, the ex-soldier and wandering beggar, who renamed her Rosa. Uncle told Rosa that he looked for her parents, but never found them. 

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 December 17th!

We’ll also be raffling off a copy of February’s featured book, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Ages12 and up)Join us that evening to be entered!

We hope to see you on January 13th!

2 thoughts on “Our Next Good Read. . .Colibrí

  1. Set in rural, highland, indigenous Guatemala, Colibrí paints a vivid sense of place but also of extreme poverty and struggle. I appreciate the author choosing an oppressed girl, Colibrí, as the books’ protagonist. She begs us to envision the life of an orphaned child who has no place to call “home” other than the harshly critical voice of her domineering uncle who controls her life completely. Colibrí continually confronts situations that challenge her morally while simultaneously reminding her that her personal survival is at stake. I completely recommend the novel as it paints a hauntingly realistic panorama of life for some of Guatemala’s most desperate souls. My only reservation is the ending to the novel, which I wish had stayed true to the realistic portrayal of events that pervade the rest of the story.

    • Great comments on the book, Allison. Your thoughts on the ending are really worth talking more about, especially with students. It certainly started a really great conversation at our meeting last night!

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