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WE LIGHT UP THE SKY signing

Lilliam Rivera author photo Latina with long hair in mauve jacket WE LIGHT UP THE SKY cover art three Latinx teens October 30 2021 event details

Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning writer and author of the young adult novels Never Look Back, a Pura Belpré Honor winner, Dealing in Dreams, and The Education of Margot Sanchez, as well as the middle grade Goldie Vance series. Her work has appeared in The Washington PostThe New York Times, and Elleto name a few. Lilliam grew up in the Bronx and currently lives in Los Angeles.

Lilliam will sign books in-person in the courtyard of our building, with safe social distancing procedures in place.

Signed and inscribed copies can be ordered via the link below as well.

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 11:30am
Address: 
2850 Artesia Blvd.
#209
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Books: 
We Light Up the Sky Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547603763
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury YA - October 26th, 2021

Should you save a world that doesn't want to save you?
Award-winning author Lilliam Rivera explores the haunting story of an alien invasion from the perspective of three Latinx teens.

Pedro, Luna, and Rafa may attend Fairfax High School together in Los Angeles, but they run in separate spheres. Pedro is often told that he's “too much” and seeks refuge from his home life in a local drag bar. Luna is pretending to go along with the popular crowd but is still grieving the unexpected passing of her beloved cousin Tasha. Then there's Rafa, the quiet new kid who is hiding the fact that his family is homeless.

But Pedro, Luna, and Rafa find themselves thrown together when an extraterrestrial visitor lands in their city and takes the form of Luna's cousin Tasha. As the Visitor causes destruction wherever it goes, the three teens struggle to survive and warn others of what's coming--because this Visitor is only the first of many. But who is their true enemy--this alien, or their fellow humans?

Pura Belpré Honor-winning author Lilliam Rivera examines the days before a War of the Worlds-inspired alien invasion in this captivating and chilling new novel.


Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora Cover Image
By Saraciea J. Fennell (Editor)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250763426
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Flatiron Books - November 2nd, 2021

In Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed, bestselling and award-winning authors as well as up-and-coming voices interrogate the different myths and stereotypes about the Latinx diaspora. These fifteen original pieces delve into everything from ghost stories and superheroes, to memories in the kitchen and travels around the world, to addiction and grief, to identity and anti-Blackness, to finding love and speaking your truth. Full of both sorrow and joy, Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed is an essential celebration of this rich and diverse community.

The bestselling and award-winning contributors include Elizabeth Acevedo, Cristina Arreola, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Naima Coster, Natasha Diaz, Saraciea J. Fennell, Kahlil Haywood, Zakiya Jamal, Janel Martinez, Jasminne Mendez, Meg Medina, Mark Oshiro, Julian Randall, Lilliam Rivera, and Ibi Zoboi.