Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Legend of Roberto Confresi - A Puerto Rican Hero by Janet Balletta




Meet the Authors' Book Fair will be held in conjunction with the ArtWorks Festival on November 18 and 19, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Both events are at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935, and open to the public for FREE! The Book Fair will have more than 50 authors available to discuss, autograph, and sell their books. Writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and children's books will participate, as well as local writers’ groups. Come out for a day of fun and let your muse run wild! For more information contact: Valerie Allen VAllenWriter@gmail.com

Janet Balletta, author of, The Legend of Roberto Cofresi - A Puerto Rican Hero will be there Saturday, November 18th, signing her books. The Legend of Roberto Cofresi is a creative and magical children's book that explores the mythical world of pirates and corsairs.  The legend began in the seafaring town of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, where Cofresi lived and dreamed of becoming a sailor when he grew up. As a young man, he worked as a merchant sailor and later converted to corsair, when Puerto Rico was still ruled by Spain. Historically, Puerto Rico suffered much poverty and a famine in which Cofresi generously helped the poor. For this reason, the people of Puerto Rico have recognized him as a Robin Hood and Puerto Rican hero.


If you would like to help with the relief efforts for Puerto Rico, buy Janet’s books and support her campaign to donate 100% of the royalties to this worthy cause. The damage in Puerto Rico is catastrophic and they need all the help they can get. Books may be purchased at Meet the Authors' Book Fair, Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.com.
Never before, have the themes of generosity, loyalty, and cultural traditions been more relevant. Read the book with your families to teach them a real-world lesson on how people come together to help communities in times of need.

About the Author: Janet Balletta is a mother, bilingual K-2 teacher, and promoter of bilingual and multicultural books with good values. Her books, The Legend of the Colombian Mermaid & The Legend of Roberto Cofresi have both received the International Latino Book Awards and Purple Dragonfly Book Awards. A Teacher’s Guide is included with each book to facilitate the learning. Visit her website and download the free learning activities that go along with her books at janetballetta.com or Amazon Page at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00HZ9QEYK. Her books are available in English & Spanish.

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