Friday, August 25, 2017

Writer's Block Bookstore and Orange County Library host Margarita Engle and Mike Curato

Theme: READING AND BOOKSIGNING
Location: Chickasaw Public Library
870 N. Chickasaw Trail,
Orlando 32825
Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Writer’s Block Bookstore
124 E. Welbourne Avenue, Winter Park, Florida
407-335-4192

WRITER'S BLOCK BOOKSTORE and ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY TO HOST MARGARITA ENGLE and MIKE CURATO



Winter Park, FL  On Wednesday, September 13th Orange County Public Library will host the Margarita Engle and Mike Curato at the Chickasaw Public Library branch. (https://www.ocls.info/locations-hours/chickasaw-branch) Start your Hispanic Heritage Month celebration early as Cuban-American author, Margarita Engle, and illustrator, Mike Curato, invite us to travel with them and explore their new picture book, All the Way to Havana. All ages are welcome.
Event will take place at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

About the book: Showcasing the colorful buildings and iconic classic cars of Havana, this verse picture book follows a Cuban boy and his family on their road trip into the city. So we purr, cara cara, and we glide, taka taka, and we zoom, zoom, ZOOM! A family drives into the city of Havana to celebrate a cousin's first birthday. Before their journey, the boy helps his papa tune up their old car, Cara Cara, which has been in their family for many years. They drive along the sea wall, along the coast, past other colorful old cars. The sounds of the city are rich—the putt putts and honks and bumpety bumps of other cars chorus through the streets. A rich celebration of the culture of the Cuban people, their resourcefulness and innovative spirit, and their joy.

About the author: Margarita Engle is the Cuban-American author of many verse books, including the Newbery Honor Book The Surrender Tree, the Charlotte Zolotow Award winner Drum Dream Girl, and the Walter Dean Myers Honor Enchanted Air. Her books have also received multiple Pura Belpré and Americas Awards as well as a Jane Addams Award, an International Reading Association Award, and many others. margaritaengle.com
About the illustrator: Mike Curato
 traveled to Havana to do visual research and bring this story to life. He is the author and illustrator of the Little Elliot series and has illustrated a number of other books for children, including Worm Loves Worm. mikecurato.com

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