Book Giveaway: Dark Dude

Vamos a Leer | Book GiveawayWe’re giving away a copy of Dark Dude written by Oscar Hijuelos–our featured novel for the May book group meeting!! Check out the following from Goodreads:

In Wisconsin, Rico could blend in. His light hair and lighter skin wouldn’t make him the “dark dude” or the punching bag for the whole neighborhood. The Midwest is the land of milk and honey, but for Rico Fuentes, it’s really a last resort. Trading Harlem for Wisconsin, though, means giving up on a big part of his identity. And when Rico no longer has to prove that he’s Latino, he almost stops being one. Except he can never have an ordinary white kid’s life, because there are some things that can’t be left behind, that can’t be cut loose or forgotten. These are the things that will be with you forever…. These are the things that will follow you a thousand miles away.

For anyone who loved The Outsiders — and for anyone who’s ever felt like one — Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos brings to life a haunting choice and an unforgettable journey about identity, misidentity, and all that we take with us when we run away

It looks like another interesting read–a great addition to any personal or classroom. To be entered in the giveaway, just comment on any post on the blog by April 26.  Everyone who comments between March 29 and April 26 will be entered in the drawing.  If your name is chosen, we’ll email you ASAP about mailing the book to you.

Don’t forget, we also raffle off a copy of the following month’s featured novel at each book group meeting.  So if you’re an Albuquerque local, join us for a chance to win!

Good luck!


11 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: Dark Dude

  1. Am I allowed to play? Probably not right? Regardless, great post Alice. I feel like many people can relate to the desire to fit in or stand out, and the struggle to decide which is better. 🙂 Sounds like a great read for any young adult!

    • Hi Charla! It does sound like a great book that many people can relate to. Feel free to stop by the office and borrow our copy of it! =)

  2. Congratulations to Brown Books and Green Tea for winning our book giveaway for Dark Dude!! Thank you all for participating– keep an eye out for our next giveaway!

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