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July 30, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In-Person: An Afternoon with Maggie Garcia-Schubert
Books & Books presents…
AN AFTERNOON WITH MAGGIE GARCIA-SCHUBERT
The Story of Orqui and Starr
Sunday, July 30th, 2:00 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables
Books & Books is thrilled to present an in-person afternoon with Maggie Garcia-Schubert to discuss her children’s book: The Story of Orqui and Starr
This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the day of the event so make sure to stay after the talk for a book signing! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.
About the Book:
This is the true story of a little girl who was born just before a revolution that upended not only her country but her life and that of many others. It takes the title characters from an idyllic life to one of sacrifice and separation from their parents. Eventually reunited with her family, The Story of Orqui and Starr recounts the hardships and fears that were a part of Orqui’s childhood and how she came to the United States and made it home.
About the Author:
Maggie (Orqui) Garcia-Schubert was born in Cuba, but at age four, immigrated to the United States. Her story is like that of so many other Cuban immigrants who left behind entire lives in order to live in a land of freedom and liberty. After her father was released from Castro’s prison as a political prisoner, he joined the U.S. Army and the family lived in various states (and Germany) until she was a teen and her father retired. They moved to Miami, where Maggie grew up with one foot entrenched in her parents’ world and the other foot solidly on American soil.
She has a bachelor’s degree in education and loves all things art and exploring new countries and cultures.
Maggie and her husband, Nick, recently moved to North Carolina and together they have three incredible sons, Todd, Raymond, and Ryan, and six amazing grandchildren. She sings lullabies and other children’s songs to her grandchildren in Spanish so that they, too, know Cuba.