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October Teen Readers Unite: Lobizona by Romina Garber
Tuesday, October 20 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for teens in Grades 7-12
This discussion will occur on Google Meet.
*copies are limited!* BUT we have 2 Avon Library copies you can check out with your library card so you don’t miss out.
How does this work:
1. Register for this event.
2. Miss Marisa will send an email so you can arrange a time to pickup your book (from Curbside Pickup OR during 2nd Floor browsing appointment).
3. Read the book and show up to the Google Meet on Thurs. 10/20, 4:00-5:00 PM. Then you get to keep the copy of the book!
Summary of Lobizona by Romina Garber
Some people ARE illegal.
Lobizonas do NOT exist.
Both of these statements are false.
Manuela Azul has been crammed into an existence that feels too small for her. As an undocumented immigrant who’s on the run from her father’s Argentine crime-family, Manu is confined to a small apartment and a small life in Miami, Florida.
Until Manu’s protective bubble is shattered.
Her surrogate grandmother is attacked, lifelong lies are exposed, and her mother is arrested by ICE. Without a home, without answers, and finally without shackles, Manu investigates the only clue she has about her past–a mysterious “Z” emblem—which leads her to a secret world buried within our own. A world connected to her dead father and his criminal past. A world straight out of Argentine folklore, where the seventh consecutive daughter is born a bruja and the seventh consecutive son is a lobizón, a werewolf. A world where her unusual eyes allow her to belong.
As Manu uncovers her own story and traces her real heritage all the way back to a cursed city in Argentina, she learns it’s not just her U.S. residency that’s illegal. . . .it’s her entire existence.