Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson at Boswell
On Monday, October 15, 7:00 pm, Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson will present Carmela Full of Wishes, a powerful and beautiful (Kirkus, starred review) picture book that explores what hope looks like in a migrant community, and illuminates the experience of a mixed-status families through the lens of a heartfelt sibling story. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly says, "The award-winning team behind Last Stop on Market Street portrays Carmela's Spanish-speaking community as a vibrant place of possibility Sensitively conceived and exuberantly executed, Carmela's story shines."
Boswell will be partnering with Next Door: Stronger Families Through Education for this event. Together, we hope to put Carmela in the hands of as many young readers as possible. Register for this free event at by visiting carmelamke.bpt.me or upgrade to a book purchase for $19.00, including all taxes and fees. Your purchase upgrade will get you an earlier spot on the signing line.
When Carmela wakes up on her birthday, her wish has already come true shes finally old enough to join her big brother as he does the family errands. Together, they travel through their neighborhood, past the crowded bus stop, the fenced-off repair shop, and the panadería, until they arrive at the Laundromat, where Carmela finds a lone dandelion growing in the pavement. But before she can blow its white fluff away, her brother tells her she has to make a wish - if only she can think of just the right wish to make.
With lyrical, stirring text and stunning, evocative artwork, Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson have crafted a moving ode to family, to dreamers, and to finding hope in the most unexpected places.
Matt de la Peña is the #1 New York Times bestselling, Newbery Medal-winning author of five picture books (including Last Stop on Market Street, Love, and the upcoming Carmela Full of Wishes) as well as six critically acclaimed young adult novels. In 2016, he was awarded the NCTE Intellectual Freedom Award. He received his MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University and his BA from the University of the Pacific, where he attended school on a full athletic scholarship for basketball. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his family.
Christian Robinson is a 2016 Caldecott Honoree and also received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor for his art in Last Stop on Market Street, a #1 New York Times bestseller. His picture books include the Gaston and Friends series; Leo: A Ghost Story; Schools First Day of School; The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade; Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker; and many more. Robinson, based in Sacramento, is also an animator and has worked with The Sesame Street Workshop and Pixar Animation Studios.
Don't forget to register for this free event at Boswell on Mon Oct 15, 7:00 pm, by visiting carmelamke.bpt.me.
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