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May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
In-Person: Family Day on Aragon – Storytime with Sara Echenique!
Books & Books, the Coral Gables Art Cinema and the Coral Gables Museum present…
FAMILY DAY ON ARAGON: Storytime with Sara Echenique!
Our Roof Is Blue
Storytime presented in partnership with the Coral Gables Art Cinema and the Coral Gables Museum and made possible by a grant from the Coral Gables Community Foundation and sponsorship from Grove Bank & Trust.
This program is open to everyone!
Saturday, May 13th, 12 PM | LIVE @ Books & Books, Coral Gables
About the Book:
This heartfelt story of resilience follows two siblings as they work to recover and rebuild after Hurricane Maria destroys their home in Puerto Rico.
Before an intense hurricane hits their home in Puerto Rico, Antonio told his sister vibrant stories each night. During the storm, they huddled with their parents in a closet and hear the storm blow the roof right off their home. After the storm, their family uses a temporary blue tarp for a roof, and Antonio stops speaking. Gradually the siblings imagine their blue roof playfully—as the ocean above them or a parachute helping them fall from the sky. As the narrator helps her little brother feel safe once more–and after the family and community build a new roof–the little boy begins to speak again.
About the Author:
Sara grew up in Puerto Rico with her two siblings, parents, and a whole bunch of dogs (and other backyard animals). When Sara was younger, she wanted to be a vet, live near her family in Puerto Rico, and write stories. Now that she’s a little older, Sara still wants to spend her time with animals, live near her family in Puerto Rico, and write stories.
Sara earned her B.A. in English at Williams College and her J.D. at the University of Michigan School of Law. She currently lives in South Florida with her husband, their three young children, and Puerto Rican satita, Luna. She is a member of the SCBWI and Las Musas.