Each month we offer a free copy of our book group’s upcoming selection to anyone who comments on the blog. We want to see these wonderful books in the hands of readers nationwide and even around the world! We’ll ship a copy to you at no cost whether you’re near or far.
All you have to do is comment. You might stop in just to say hi. Or to tell us about yourself – are you a teacher, a librarian, a reader, an advocate, a student? Perhaps you could share why you’re interested in the book, or what the topic means to you. Anything polite counts!
That’s all there is to it! Share your thoughts with us anywhere on the blog during the specified time period and your name will be entered.
Twelve year-old Elizabeth is no normal girl. With an imagination that makes room for mermaids and magic in everyday life, she lives every moment to the fullest. Yet her joyful world crumbles around her when two planes bring down the Twin Towers and tear her family apart. Thousands of miles away, yet still touched by this tragedy, Elizabeth is swimming in a sea of loss. She finally finds hope when she meets her kindred spirit in 8 year-old Brandt and his 13 year-old brother, Jared.
Brandt and Jared, two boys as different as Oreo and milk and just as inseparable, arrive on the island to escape the mushroom of sorrow that bloomed above their lives in the wake of the tragedy. Elizabeth shows them a new way to look at the world and they help her to laugh again. But can Elizabeth and Brandt help their families see that when life brings showers of sadness, it’s okay to dance in the rain?
Set against the dazzling beauty of the Dominican Republic, Dancing in the Rain explores the impact of the tragic fall of the Twin Towers on two Caribbean families. It is a lyrical, well-crafted tale about finding joy in the face of loss.
Dancing in the Rain won a Burt Award for Caribbean Literature (2015) prize.
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 March 6. Everyone who comments betweenJanuary 31 and March 6 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!