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A Celebration of Books with Author Aida Salazar

featuring Calling The Moon 16 Period Stories from BIPOC Authors & Jovita Wore Pants The Story of a Mexican Freedom Fighter

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A Celebration of Books with Author Aida Salazar
A Celebration of Books with Author Aida Salazar

Time & Location

20 abr 2023, 18:00 – 20:00

LibroMobile Bookstore, 1150 S Bristol St A3, Santa Ana, CA 92704, USA

About the Event

LibroMobile Presents

A Celebration of Books with Author Aida Salazar featuring Calling The Moon: 13 Period Stories by BIPOC Authors and Jovita Wore Pants: The Story of a Mexican Freedom Fighter

Save the date: Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 6-8PM PST

In-store & IG Live @ LibroMobile

About the Author

Aida Salazar is an award-winning author, arts activist, and translator whose writings for adults and children explore issues of identity and social justice. She is the author of the critically acclaimed middle grade verse novels, THE MOON WITHIN (International Latino Book Award Winner) and LAND OF THE CRANES (Américas Award, California Library Association Beatty Award, Northern CA Book Award, NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor, Jane Addams Peace Honor, International Latino Book Award Honor). Her most recent novel A SEED IN THE SUN releases on Oct. 25, 2022. Her other works include the picture book anthology, IN THE SPIRIT OF A DREAM: 13 Stories of Immigrants of Color; and the forthcoming bio picture book JOVITA WORE PANTS: The Story of a Mexican Freedom Fighter (Spring, 2023). Aida is a founding member of LAS MUSAS - a Latinx kidlit author collective. Her story, By the Light of the Moon, was adapted into a ballet production by the Sonoma Conservatory of Dance and is the first Xicana-themed ballet in history. She lives with her family of artists in a teal house in Oakland, CA.

About Jovita Wore PantsThe Story of a Mexican Freedom Fighter

The remarkable true story of Jovita Valdovinos, a Mexican revolutionary who disguised herself as a man to fight for her rights!

Jovita dreamed of wearing pants! She hated the big skirts Abuela made her wear. She wanted to scale the tallest mesquite tree on her rancho, ride her horse, and feel the wind curl her face into a smile! When her father and brothers joined the Cristero War to fight for religious freedom, Jovita wanted to go, too. Forbidden, she defied her father's rules - and society's - and found a clever way to become a trailblazing revolutionary, wearing pants! This remarkable true story about a little-known maverick Mexican heroine is brought vividly to life by her great-niece and Américas Award-winner Aida Salazar, and Eisner Award-honoree Molly Mendoza.

About Calling The Moon: 13 Period Stories by BIPOC Authors

An essential, highly relatable collection of short fiction and poems around the topic of menstruation, written exclusively by authors who are Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color

For Angela, it came on the basketball court—while playing on the boys’ team. For Penny, it came on a lakeside field trip, inspiring some cringeworthy moments of humor. And to Layla’s disappointment, it came at the start of her first fasting Ramadan, mandating that she take a “holiday.” Whether their period's coming spurs silence or celebration, whether they are well prepared for it or totally in the dark, the young people in these sixteen stories find that getting a period brings not only changes to their bodies, but also joy, sorrow, and self-discovery. Featuring BIPOC contributors who are some of today’s most talented authors in middle-grade fiction, Calling the Moon offers coming-of-age stories and poetry as varied as the phases of the moon, from funny to heartbreaking to powerful, all of them reassuring readers that they are not alone in their period journey. With contributions by:Hilda Eunice Burgos * Veeda Bybee * Susan Muaddi Darraj * Saadia Faruqi * Nikki Grimes * Leah Henderson * Mason J. * Erin Entrada Kelly * Guadalupe Garcia McCall * Elise McMullen-Ciotti * Yamile Saied Méndez * Emma Otheguy * Aida Salazar * Christina Soontornvat * Padma Venkatraman * Ibi Zoboi

See you soon!

@LibroMobile 1150 S. Bristol St. #A3 Santa Ana, CA 92704

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