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Meet the Author on Zoom: Marisa de Jesús Paolicelli

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October 17 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

Award-winning Marisa de Jesús Paolicelli’s latest exploration of Puerto Rican children’s stories.  This time, coffee beans help 12-year-old Ephraim Montalvo rise from peasant to hacienda owner. Paolicelli tells a Classic tale of a poor boy who advances through sweat, honesty, and faith, with a supernatural twist from the miraculous coffee beans. It’s a touching story that emphasizes family, generosity, and other virtues, with a bit of didacticism.

An entertaining, heartwarming coming-of-age story with a Puerto Rican flavor./ La Historia de un jóven de 12 años que llega a ser dueño de hacienda.

Member’s receive a discount

Marisa de Jesús Paolicelli was born and raised in Pennsylvania of Puerto Rican descent. Her goals in writing are to promote a greater understanding of Puerto Rico and stimulate interest in cultural diversity.

Her other works include: There’s a Coqui in My Shoe!, and Lightkeepers to the Rescue! You can visit Marisa at www.marisadejesus.com.

Free to register.


2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
(215) 426-3311
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