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CCPL Author Visit with Terry Catasús Jennings

The Little House of Hope/La casita de Esperanza

2022-10-06 18:00:00 2022-10-06 19:00:00 America/New_York CCPL Author Visit with Terry Catasús Jennings La Plata Branch -

Thursday, October 06
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-10-06 18:00:00 2022-10-06 19:00:00 America/New_York CCPL Author Visit with Terry Catasús Jennings Meet children's author, Terry Catasús Jennings as she shares with us her new book, 'The Little House of Hope/La casita de Esperanza.' La Plata Branch -

Meet children's author, Terry Catasús Jennings as she shares with us her new book, 'The Little House of Hope/La casita de Esperanza.'

At its heart, The Little House of Hope shows we are all human and we all have hopes and dreams and needs. 

Join CCPL in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by welcoming children's author, Terry Catasús Jennings to share with us about her new book, The Little House of Hope. We will have 15 copies of her book to giveaway and have signed as part of this event!

This event will take place in the Children's section (upstairs) of the La Plata Library.

ABOUT THE BOOK 

The Little House of Hope/La casita de Esperanza
by Terry Catasús Jennings
To turn a shabby little house into a welcoming home, all it takes is a big-hearted family eager to help others. . . and a little hope. La casita offers a home for those who don’t have anywhere to go. It’s a safe place in a new land, and Esperanza is always the first to welcome them. An inspiring, semi-autobiographical story of how immigrants can help each other find their footing in a new country, accompanied by the rich and vivid illustrations of award-winning artist Raúl Colón. A Junior
Library Guild Selection readers of all ages will enjoy.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

On September 11, 1961, Terry Catasús Jennings landed in the United States with her family after a short flight from Cuba. Their only possessions were $50 and one suitcase each. Her family, including her father, who had been jailed during the Bay of Pigs invasion, was now in a free country. On September 12, Terry found herself enrolled in seventh grade, 

drowning in a sea of English she didn’t understand. With time and help, the family thrived. Terry was a late bloomer in her writing career. The Definitely Dominguita series was named SLJ, Kirkus, and Parents Latina Best Books of 2021. Her biography in verse, Pauli Murray, The Life of a Pioneering Feminist and Civil Rights Activist released in February. In The Little House of Hope, a Junior Library Guild Selection illustrated by Pura Belpré medalist Raúl Colón, Jennings portrays her immigrant experience, showing how a helping hand in a new land can make a life-saving difference for a family. She encourages us all to embrace our common humanity. She lives in Reston, Virginia with her husband, and enjoys visiting with her five grandchildren, often encouraging them to bring their parents along. She is a member of SCBWI, Las Musas Latinx Collaborative and the Children’s Book Guild of Washington, DC. Terry is represented by Natalie Lakosil of Irene Goodman Literary Agency

For questions, please contact: programs@ccplonline.org

AGE GROUP: | Children | All Ages |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Presenter | Community Engagement | Author Visit |

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