Book Giveaway: Silver People

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We’re giving away a copy of Silver People written by Margarita Engle–our featured novel for September’s book group meeting!!  Check out the following from Kirkus Reviews:

“A poetic exploration of the construction of the Panama Canal.

From the animal inhabitants of the Panamanian jungle, disturbed and displaced by the construction, and the trees felled to the human workers, Engle unites disparate voices into a cohesive narrative in poems chronicling the creation of the Panama Canal. Mateo, a 14-year-old Cuban lured by promises of wealth, journeys to Panama only to discover the recruiters’ lies and a life of harsh labor. However, through his relationships with Anita, an “herb girl,” Henry, a black Jamaican worker, and Augusto, a Puerto Rican geologist, Mateo is able to find a place in his new land. The Newbery Honoree and Pura Belpré winner’s verse is characteristically elegant, and her inclusion of nonhuman voices brings home the environmental impact of the monumental project.”

It looks like another interesting read–a great addition to any personal or classroom library! To be entered in the giveaway, just comment on any post on the blog by September 12.  Everyone who comments between today, August 12 and September 12 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!


9 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: Silver People

  1. You gals got me started on Margarita’s books! My Spanish for Native Speakers 1 class is reading The Surrender Tree in both languages! Add me to the list of possible book winners!!! I’d love to check this one out too! You all are fab!

    • Thank you so much for stopping by the blog, Martha– you will certainly be included in our giveaway! I’m so glad to hear that you are reading the Surrender Tree– Margarita Engle is a fantastic author, one of our favorites! Let us know how your class enjoys the book =)

    • Thanks for stopping by the blog! You’ve been entered in our giveaway =) This book would certainly make a good addition to a dual language classroom

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