Join us March 3rd at Bookworks from 5:00-7:00 pm to discuss our next book. We are reading The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist (ages 12 and up) by Margarita Engle
Here’s a sneak peek into the book: (from Goodreads)
“I find it so easy to forget / that I’m just a girl who is expected / to live / without thoughts.” Opposing slavery in Cuba in the nineteenth century was dangerous. The most daring abolitionists were poets who veiled their work in metaphor. Of these, the boldest was Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, nicknamed Tula. In passionate, accessible verses of her own, Engle evokes the voice of this book-loving feminist and abolitionist who bravely resisted an arranged marriage at the age of fourteen, and was ultimately courageous enough to fight against injustice. Historical notes, excerpts, and source notes round out this exceptional tribute.
Check out The Hispanic Reader’s interview with Engle about The Lightning Dreamer 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 February 23rd!
We’ll also be raffling off a copy of April’s featured book, What the Moon Saw (ages 8 and up) by Laura Resau. Join us that evening to be entered!
We hope to see you on March 3rd!