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MULTICULTURAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY: CAPTAIN MAMA’S SURPISE / LA SORPRESA DE CAPITAN MAMA BY GRACIELA TISCAREŇO-SATO

The Latina Book Club is honored to participate once again in Multicultural Children's Book Day.  
We celebrate four years of MCCBD with a review of a bilingual book courtesy of author Graciela Tiscareňo-Sato. --mcf



Take your kid to work day! 

It’s always fun when kids go to Mom’s job, but it’s even more fun when Mamá is a plane navigator on a refueling jet! So begins Marco’s adventure. He and his second-grade class visit his mom on a real US Air Force plane.  There they meet the other three crew members and visit the different parts of the plane, and that's just the beginning of the fun part.

CAPTAIN MAMA’S SURPRISE/ LA SORPRESA DE CAPITAN MAMA is a charming bilingual children’s book, illustrated by Linda Lens and published by Gracefully Global Group. This is book two in author Graciela Tiscareňo-Sato’s aviation adventure series, and includes a glossary of aviation in English and Spanish.  Her first book was GOOD NIGHT CAPTAIN MAMA / BUENAS NOCHE CAPITAN MAMA.  
A feature worth not…

EXCERPT WEDNESDAY! TORRENT TRAGEDY BY RAQUEL ZEPEDA FITZGERALD (& CYBER PIRATING SAFETY TIPS!)

Buyer Beware! Cyber pirating is a serious crime against the artist, the reader and society at large. Luckily, we have some really great tips on how to safeguard against cyber pirating from paralegal and author Raquel Zepeda Fitzgerald. And, she’s even written a fun, imaginative novel, TORRENT TRAGEDY, about a cyber pirate who gets just what he deserves. Luckily, The Latina Book Club is able to bring you an excerpt of this novel.


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TORRENT TRAGEDY By Raquel Zepeda Fitzgerald

Next morning around 10 a.m. Steve walks into his office to tell him about the surge they just had in downloads of that new book. Right before Steve came in, he heard a sound like something had been dropped into the urn sitting on his credenza.
When Steve looked at him he gasped and said what happen to your teeth?
What do you mean?
Your tooth, you’re missing a tooth,” he said.
“That’s crazy.” But then he could feel that he was missing one front tooth.
Freddie got on the phone immediately to his dentist’s office fo…

EXCERPT WEDNESDAY! BREAK MY HEART BY ESTHER M. SOTO

The Latina Book Club wishes all our readers a Happy New Year!

We began 2017 talking about creativity and purpose. We have let our imaginations take flight literally, and what better way then featuring an excerpt from Esther M. Soto’s new time traveling romantic suspense novel, BREAK MY HEART. But, first let’s meet the woman herself and find out whom she thinks is the Best Latin Lover in the world.

Q:  What is the most romantic gift you have ever given? ESTHER SOTO:  Married to an engineer, most of my gifts are of practical nature. But I did surprise him once with a weekend getaway about 20 minutes away from home. It was pretty romantic. ;-). 

Q:  Who is your favorite Latin Lover? You can pick two.  ESTHER:  That's Easy: My hubby! He's more than that. He's my best friend, my companion, my everything. As a writer, I do use pictures for inspiration, and one of those is Ryan Guzman. He's my muse for Rafael Reyes in the Heart Series. 

Q:  Your book is a time travel romantic suspen…

SPANISH SATURDAY! LAS ESTRELLAS DE LOS REYES MAGOS BY TERE RODRIGUEZ-NORA

Here at The Latina Book Club we continue our celebration of Three Kings’ Day/ Los Tres Reyes Magos.We found another great book for our readers; this one in Spanish.
LAS ESTRELLAS DE LOS REYES MAGOS celebrates our Latino heritage and language.  It was a winner at the 2016 International Latino Book Awards. Readers of all ages will enjoy the enchanting tale about a boy and his grandfather sharing the importance of Three Kings’ Day.

Book Summary:  It was a beautiful night. The sky was clear and full of stars. Benjamin could distinguish three in particular that twinkled more than the others. With the help of his grandfather, Benjamin discovers the magical story behind these stars and the tradition of the Day of the Three Kings.

About the Author:  Tere Rodríguez-Norais a school counselor, educational consultant, and children's books author. She is also the author of KIKIWI Y LOS DESPERDICIOS EN EL FONDO DEL MAR and EN BUSCA DE LA PAZ.  Friend her on Facebook

Happy New Year!
Happy Three K…

REVIEW: THE CASE OF THE THREE KINGS: THE FLACA FILES BY ALIDIS VICENTE

My visit to Puerto Rico had also shown me I wasn’t just a detective, or just  a girl from the Northeast, or even Puerto Rican. I was all those things . . .—Detective Flaca



The Latina Book Club wishes everyone a Happy Three Kings’ Day. 
We too remember our holidays in Puerto Rico, putting grass out for the camels, and awakening to boxes of little gifts. We also remember the mosquito bites, the sun burn and the tongue twisters when speaking Spanish to our cousins.  But all that is part of our traditions and about family.
The Latina Book Club is happy to have found a great book that showcases the best of the holidays and of family in THE CASE OF THE THREE KINGS: THE FLACA FILES by Alidis Vicente.  This is book two in the Detective Flaca series but it stands alone.  We know our readers will fall in love with Flaca and look forward to reading more of her adventures, and her books are bilingual so you can read them in English and Spanish.  But first, let’s learn how Alidis spends her Three Ki…

EXCERPT WEDNESDAY! A MONSTER CALLS BY PATRICK NESS; FILM DIRECTED BY J.A. BAYONA (Movie opens January 6)

Happy New Year!  
Every Wednesday The Latina Book Club features an excerpt from an exciting new book. This week we are highlighting  A MONSTER CALLS by Patrick Ness, which has been turned into a movie directed by the Spanish director J.A. Bayona.   We'd like to thank publisher Candlewick Press for copies of the book for our readers. The movie opens on Three Kings Day, January 6, nationwide. 
Happy Reading. Happy Viewing.



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A MONSTER CALLS
By Patrick Ness
Candlewick Press



The monster showed up just after midnight. 

As they do. Conor was awake when it came. 

He’d had a nightmare. Well, not a nightmare. The nightmare. The one he’d been having a lot lately. The one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming. The one with the hands slipping from his grasp, no matter how hard he tried to hold on. The one that always ended with – 

“Go away,” Conor whispered into the darkness of his bedroom, trying to push the nightmare back, not let it follow him into the world of waking. “Go away now.” 

H…