SPECIAL GUEST STORYTIME WITH CYNTHIA LEONOR GARZA

 

Saturday, April 1st at 11:30am

Author
CYNTHIA LEONOR GARZA
speaking & signing
Lucía the Luchadora

 


ABOUT LUCÍA THE LUCHADOR

Lucía zips through the playground in her cape just like the boys, but when they tell her “girls can’t be superheroes,” suddenly she doesn’t feel so mighty. That’s when her beloved abuela reveals a dazzling secret: Lucía comes from a family of luchadoras, the bold and valiant women of the Mexican lucha libre tradition. Cloaked in a flashy new disguise, Lucía returns as a recess sensation! But when she’s confronted with a case of injustice, Lucía must decide if she can stay true to the ways of the luchadora and fight for what is right, even if it means breaking the sacred rule of never revealing the identity behind her mask. A story about courage and cultural legacy, Lucía the Luchadora is full of pluck, daring, and heart.


ABOUT CYNTHIA LEONOR GARZA

Cynthia Leonor Garza spent most of her childhood under the hot South Texas sun running around with her three brothers. She’s a journalist who has worked for several newspapers and her commentaries have appeared on NPR and in The Atlantic. Of all the lucha libre masks she owns, her favorite one is pink and gold. She currently lives with her two young daughters and husband in Washington, D.C. This is her first picture book.


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Event date: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 11:30am
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Lucia the Luchadora Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781576878279
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: POW! - March 7th, 2017

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