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WARRIOR GIRL: A Book Premiere in Poetry, Dramatization & Song
Join Esperanza for the book premiere of Carmen Tafolla’s 40th book, Warrior Girl (Penguin, 2023). It will be a fun evening of music, poetry, and cultural affirmation, with Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla and singer/songwriter Azul.
The event will interweave excerpts from Warrior Girl with Azul's performance of songs, both traditional and original. Warrior Girl, Tafolla’s first novel in verse, is set in San Antonio’s Westside. It tells the story of Celina, a 12-year-old girl who—through the power of celebration, the strength of her values, and the support of her grandmother and friends—survives discrimination, economic difficulties, her father’s deportation, and a pandemic. In the process, Celina reclaims her ... view more »