Join us September 12 at Tractor Brewing (1800 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102) from 5:00-7:00 pm to discuss our featured book. We are reading Silver People (grades 6-9) by Margarita Engle.
Here’s a sneak peek into the book (from Goodreads):
One hundred years ago, the world celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal, which connected the world’s two largest oceans and signaled America’s emergence as a global superpower. It was a miracle, this path of water where a mountain had stood—and creating a miracle is no easy thing. Thousands lost their lives, and those who survived worked under the harshest conditions for only a few silver coins a day.
From the young “silver people” whose back-breaking labor built the Canal to the denizens of the endangered rainforest itself, this is the story of one of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken, as only Newbery Honor-winning author Margarita Engle could tell it.
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 September 12!
We’ll also be raffling off a copy of October’s featured book, Out of Darkness. Join us that evening to be entered!
We hope to see you on September 12!