September 2019 Spread Hope and Possibilities

Books of the Month

Text copyright © 2018 by Juan Felipe Herrera. Illustrations copyright © 2018 by Lauren Castillo. Images reproduced with permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press.


By Juan Felipe Herrera; illustrated by Lauren Castillo (Candlewick Press)

This beautiful free verse memoir invites you to “imagine what you could do.”

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Everlasting Nora

By Marie Miranda Cruz (Published by Tom Doherty Associates)

After losing both her father and her home, Nora and her mother have no place else to live but the shantytown of Manila’s North Cemetery.

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Blanca & Roja

By Anna-Marie McLemore (Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of MacMillan)

The lives of two cursed sisters become entwined with two enchanted boys in this contemporary retelling of “Snow-White and Rose-Red’ and “Swan Lake.”

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