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October 12, 2021 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
The Wild & Wonderful Readers Book Group for readers ages 10-13 will meet on October 12 at 3:15pm on the Library’s front lawn to talk about the book “Paola Santiago and the River of Tears” by Tehlor Kay Mejia. Along with the book discussion the group will do a fun activity together.
In case of bad weather, the Wild & Wonderful Readers will meet in the Library’s Reference Room. To keep our community safe and healthy, masks are required when participating in programming at the Library.
Copies of “Paola Santiago and the River of Tears” are available for check out at the Library’s Circulation Desk.
Book Summary from Amazon.com:
Twelve-year-old Paola “Pao” Santiago lives in Silver Springs, AZ, with her besties Dante and Emma. Her mother strongly believes in ancestor ghosts and regional legends like La Llorona, a weeping ghost who drowns her victims in the Gila River. Pao appreciates science and evidence, a position she must question when Emma disappears. Pao and Dante search for her in a magical hinterland, where their dream guide Ondina steers them past frightening chupacabras and ghost children ahogados. They reach a camp with immortal child warriors who defend Silver Springs but fear an overwhelming assault. Pao departs the camp to find Emma, facing a battle with the ghosts’ puppet master.