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KIDS BOOK CLUB with Austin Allies: THE OTHER HALF OF HAPPY

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Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 12:30pm
Virtual Event
Free
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$7.99
ISBN: 9781797213910
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - September 14th, 2021

Building empathy with kids, one book at a time!

Join us for another meeting of kids book club with local volunteer group Austin Allies! All kids ages 8-12 are welcome to join. We will be discussing The Other Half of Happy by Rebecca Balcárcel on October 16th at 12:30pm CT. And we have amazing news..... THE AUTHOR HERSELF will be joining us at this meeting!!!

If you would like to join the discussion, please visit the link above ("Learn More") or email bookclub@austinallies.org for the Zoom registration link. 


ABOUT THE OTHER HALF OF HAPPY

This immersive, award-winning novel following the story of Quijana, a girl in pieces, is now available in paperback.

One-half Guatemalan, one-half American: When Quijana's Guatemalan cousins move to town, her dad seems ashamed that she doesn't know more about her family's heritage.

One-half crush, one-half buddy: When Quijana meets Zuri and Jayden, she knows she's found true friends. But she can't help the growing feelings she has for Jayden.

One-half kid, one-half grown-up: Quijana spends her nights Skyping with her ailing grandma and trying to figure out what's going on with her increasingly hard-to-reach brother.

Quijana must figure out which parts of herself are most important, and which pieces come together to make her whole.

This is a heartfelt poetic portrayal of a girl growing up, fitting in, and learning what it means to belong.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rebecca Balcárcel received the Jane Kenyon Poetry Prize, and her work has appeared in journals such as the North American Review. She is an associate professor of English at Tarrant County College. She lives in Bedford, Texas.