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Meet the Author on Zoom: Marisa de Jesús Paolicelli
October 17, 2020 @ 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.
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.
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