After lots of research and input from readers we’ve decided on the books for this year’s Vamos a Leer Book Group! Thanks so much to all of you who contributed ideas and conversed with us about so many wonderful options. I have absolutely loved getting to read so many excellent books while we were making our final list. I’m really excited about this year’s books! We’ve tried to balance our selections to include a variety of reading levels, themes, male/female protagonists and countries. We can’t wait to get started in September. We look forward to hearing your thoughts! Happy reading!
We’ll see you the first Monday of the month (there are a few exceptions for holidays, including September, so check dates below) at Bookworks from 5:00-7:00 pm! If you can’t find us at Bookworks, it’s because we’ve wandered next door to Flying Star for coffee. Feel free to drop in for any of our meetings.
Don’t forget–we’ll be raffling a copy of the next month’s featured novel at each monthly book group, so there’s extra incentive to join us!!
Click here for a pdf version of the dates and titles below. Feel free to share it with anyone who may be interested.
Be sure to check out our Educator’s Guide tab each month to access the curriculum materials for the featured book.
September 8th: Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina | ages 13 and up | United States/Latino
October 6th: La Linea by Ann Jaramillo | ages 10 and up | Mexico
November 3rd: The Tequila Worm by Viola Canales | ages 12 and up | United States/Latino
December 1st: Mexican Whiteboy by Matt de la Peña | ages 14 and up | United States
January 12th: Caminar by Skila Brown | ages 10 and up | Guatemala
February 2nd: The Color of My Words by Lynn Joseph | ages 8 and up | available in Spanish | Dominican Republic
March 2nd: He Forgot to Say Goodbye by Benjamin Alire Sáenz | ages 12 and up | United States
April 6th: Serafina’s Promise by Ann Burg | ages 10 and up | Haiti
May 4th: The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer | ages 14 and up | Puerto Rico
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