The Ghosts of Rancho Espanto Book Discussion with Adrianna Cuevas
Tuesday May 9 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Who is the event for? This group is only for those enrolled in Grades 4, 5 & 6.
This is based on the content and interest level of the books being read and not reading level. The group is intended to allow peers in the same grades to discuss books together. There is a strong focus on peer interaction and opinion based discussion and sharing of ideas.
This month’s title: The Ghosts of Rancho Espanto by Adrianna Cuevas.
Meet and chat with Cuban American author Adrianna Cuevas. We will meet in-person at the library and use the magic of Zoom to meet with Adrianna Cuevas!
When and where is the meeting? Tuesday, 5/9 @ 5 pm IN PERSON @ the Library, 1st Floor Community Room
When can I sign up? Starting Tues. April 4th, 10 am!
The first 12 kids who sign up AND show up for the discussion get a finished hardcover copy of the book to keep & bookplate signed by the author.
Sponsored by The Friends of Avon Free Public Library
Are you in Grades 4-6 and LOVE to read? Do you want to get a free book just for reading? Then KRU is for you!
Limited number of books available. Due to high demand, we ask that you come in to pick out your book within 5 days of registration.
1. Sign up for this event online. Sign up opens for this event Tues. April 4th, 10 am.
2. Pick up your book from the 2nd Floor Kid’s Desk.
Library hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10-8:15 PM, Fri. – Sat. 10-4:45 PM, Sun 1-4:45 PM.
3. Read the book, show up to the meeting, and you get to keep the book!*
*The rule is if you miss the meeting, you have to turn your book back in, to be fair.
What is this book about?
Rafa would rather live in the world of The Forgotten Age, his favorite role-playing game, than face his father’s increasing restrictions and his mother’s fading presence. But when Rafa and his friends decide to take the game out into the real world and steal their school cafeteria’s slushee machine, his dad concocts a punishment Rafa never could’ve imagined- a month working on a ranch in New Mexico, far away from his friends, their game, and his mom’s quesitos in Miami.
Life at Rancho Espanto isn’t as bad as Rafa initially expected, mostly due to Jennie, a new friend with similarly strong snack opinions, and Marcus, the veteran barn manager who’s not as gruff as he appears. But when Rafa’s work at the ranch is inexplicably sabotaged by a man who may not be what he seems, Rafa and Jennie explore what’s behind the strange events at Rancho Espanto- and discover that the greatest mystery may have been with Rafa all along.
Adrianna Cuevas is the author of The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez (FSG BYR, 2020) and Cuba in My Pocket (FSG BYR, 2021). She is a first-generation Cuban-American originally from Miami, Florida. After teaching Spanish and ESOL for sixteen years, she decided to pursue her passion for storytelling. Adrianna currently resides outside of Austin, TX with her husband and son where they enjoy hiking, traveling, and cooking lots of Cuban food.
- Tuesday May 9
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Event Category:
- Local Author Festival
- AFPL Children’s Programs
- 860-673-9712 ext 3
- View Organizer Website
- Community Room
281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States + Google Map
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