VIRTUAL: Adrianna Cuevas visits Northside Elementary School
Tuesday, April 11, 2023: Adrianna Cuevas is coming (virtually) to Northside Elementary - 4th Grade!
Important Info for Ordering:
- Be sure to list your STUDENT'S NAME and TEACHER'S NAME in the order comments section during checkout.
- We will automatically apply a 10% discount to all books ordered for this event! We will manually apply the discount before we process it.
- Under shipping options, choose "pick up at store" then pay online, and we'll deliver the books to NES; there are no shipping charges!
- All orders must be received by noon Monday, April 10.
A new contemporary middle-grade fantasy novel about a Cuban American boy who's sent to work on a ranch as punishment for a school prank gone wrong where he is confronted with a troubling supernatural mystery.
Sometimes parents are creative when they punish you. But not Rafael’s dad. He doesn’t bother with a traditional punishment when he finds out Rafael and his friends tried to steal a slushie machine from the school cafeteria. He skips right over creative, too. He blasts all the way to completely unhinged and bonkers.
That’s how Rafael ends up on a ranch in Middle of Nowhere, New Mexico, thousands of miles from home in Miami. He's content to keep his head down and do as he's told, but his work is inexplicably sabotaged by a strangely familiar man, one with the same floppy brown hair and anxious tics as Rafa. Who is he, and why is he trying so hard to get Rafa kicked off the ranch? Meanwhile, rafa can't help but notice that his mom looks weaker with every video chat. With the help of the ranch manager and Rafa's new friends, he gets to the bottom of the mystery, and confronts his grief along the way.
Adrianna Cuevas is the author of 2021 Pura Belpré Honor Book The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez and Cuba in My Pocket. She is a first-generation Cuban American originally from Miami, Florida. After teaching Spanish and ESOL for sixteen years, she decided to pursue her passion for storytelling. Adrianna currently resides with her husband and son outside of Austin, Texas, where they enjoy hiking, traveling, and cooking lots of Cuban food