Join us January 12th at Bookworks from 5:00-7:00 pm to discuss our next book. We are reading Caminar (Ages 10 and up) by Skila Brown.
Here’s a sneak peek into the book (from Goodreads):
Carlos knows that when the soldiers arrive with warnings about the Communist rebels, it is time to be a man and defend the village, keep everyone safe. But Mama tells him not yet — he’s still her quiet moonfaced boy. The soldiers laugh at the villagers, and before they move on, a neighbor is found dangling from a tree, a sign on his neck: Communist. Mama tells Carlos to run and hide, then try to find her. . . . Numb and alone, he must join a band of guerillas as they trek to the top of the mountain where Carlos’ abuela lives. Will he be in time, and brave enough, to warn them about the soldiers? What will he do then? A novel in verse inspired by actual events during Guatemala’s civil war, Caminar is the moving story of a boy who loses nearly everything before discovering who he really is.
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 January 2nd!
We’ll also be raffling off a copy off next month’s featured book, The Color of My Words (ages 8 and up). Join us that evening to be entered!
We hope to see you on January 12th!