TUESDAY, 15 NOVEMBER 2022 / LOCAL SCHOOL EVENT
Aida Salazar, A Seed in the Sun
Rakestraw Books is thrilled to bring award-winning author and activist Aida Salazar to local schools with her new chapter book, A Seed in the Sun!
About A Seed in the Sun:
A farm-working girl with big dreams meets activist Dolores Huerta and joins the 1965 protest for workers' rights in this tender-hearted novel in verse, perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia and Pam Muñoz Ryan.
Lula Viramontes aches to one day become someone whom no one ignore: a daring ringleader in a Mexican traveling circus. But between working the grape harvest in Delano, California, with her older siblings under dangerous conditions; taking care of her younger siblings and Mamá, who has mysteriously fallen ill; and doing everything she can to avoid Papá’s volatile temper, it’s hard to hold on to those dreams.
Then she meets Dolores Huerta, Larry Itliong, and other labor rights activists and realizes she may need to raise her voice sooner rather than later: Farmworkers are striking for better treatment and wages, and whether Lula’s family joins them or not will determine their future.
We are offering SIGNED BOOKS and FREE SCHOOL DELIVERY! To qualify for free delivery to your school, the order must be placed by 9PM on Monday, 14 November, 2022. Select School Event Delivery during checkout and in the Comment Box note the name of school, student, and teacher. You can also select in-store pickup or purchase in-store anytime.
Order your SIGNED copies below.
[Top photo from left to right: Aida Salazar photographed by Lluvia Higuera, A Seed in the Sun final cover art]
4th grader Betitia and her family left Mexico and settled in LA, but now have been sent to a detention center. An age appropriate look at immigration, the power of imagination and poetry, and family love. -- Susan