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Sun, Oct 02

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Waterfront Market

Book & Brunch (Cafe Con Libros)

Come meet and listen to guest speaker and author Juliet Menendez. Juliet is currently in Guatemala City and will be visiting us via zoom.

Book & Brunch (Cafe Con Libros)
Book & Brunch (Cafe Con Libros)

Time & Location

Oct 02, 2022, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Waterfront Market, 5101 Yacht Club Rd, Ruston, WA 98407, USA

About The Event

HBAR has invited Juliet to share her book with our community during this year's Hispanic Heritage month. This book holds a special place in our heart as we have little Latinas we're raising too.

I discovered this book as part of a monthly club and immediately felt it's hold. As a mother of a Latina, sister and Tia I bought as many copies as I could find to get them to all the littles in my life. The best part about this book is, although it's intended for readers 8-12 years, it's inspiring for all ages.

About the Author Juliet Menéndez is a Guatemalan American author and illustrator living between Guatemala City, Paris, and New York. While working as a bilingual teacher in New York City’s public schools, Juliet noted the need for more books that depicted children like the ones in her classrooms. She studied design and illustration in Paris and now spends her days with her watercolors and notebook. Latinitas is her first children's book.

From Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to singer Selena Quintanilla to NASA’s first virtual reality engineer, Evelyn Miralles, this is a book for aspiring artists, scientists, activists, and more. These women followed their dreams―and just might encourage you to follow yours!

The book features Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Juana Azurduy de Padilla, Policarpa Salavarrieta, Rosa Peña de González, Teresa Carreño, Zelia Nuttall, Antonia Navarro, Matilde Hidalgo, Gabriela Mistral, Juana de Ibarbourou, Pura Belpré, Gumercinda Páez, Frida Kahlo, Julia de Burgos, Chavela Vargas, Alicia Alonso, Victoria Santa Cruz, Claribel Alegría, Celia Cruz, Dolores Huerta, Rita Moreno, Maria Auxiliadora da Silva, Mercedes Sosa, Isabel Allende, Susana Torre, Julia Alvarez, Sandra Cisneros, Sonia Sotomayor, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Mercedes Doretti, Sonia Pierre, Justa Canaviri, Evelyn Miralles, Selena Quintanilla, Berta Cáceres, Serena Auñón, Wanda Díaz-Merced, Marta Vieira da Silva, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Laurie Hernandez.

In addition, we will have our Young Latinas in attendance to sit and aid our younger guests with hands on craft projects.

Small snacks provided- Pan Dulce, cafecito, etc.

Juliet has also arranged to have some signed copies of her book at the event.

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