We are thrilled to welcome Laura Resau to readergirlz. Her novel, Red Glass, is our May pick! Check out the our interview with Laura, book party ideas themed around Red Glass, and our Reach Out project idea--as well as the awesome soundtrack Laura's chosen for the book--on readergirlz.com.
Here's a little about the book: One night Sophie's family is called to a hospital, where five-year-old Pablo is recovering from dehydration. He was the sole survivor of a group of Mexican immigrants crossing the border. Sophie's family takes him in and comes to love him. A year later, Sophie must take a road trip with an unlikely group of people to Pablo's hometown in Mexico. Full of fears at first, she ends up opening herself to adventure and growing closer to Angel -- a boy her age with a secret. When Sophie dares to travel alone into Guatemala to save Angel, she explores whether love is worth the risk of loss.
And the buzz...
"Rich, poetic language . . . a captivating read." - School Library Journal starred review
"A vibrant, large-hearted story." - Publishers Weekly starred review
International Reading Association Young Adult Book Award Winner
Americas Award Winner
Cybils Award Finalist 2007
We are psyched! Join us all month right here on the blog for discussions and mark your calendars a LIVE chat on Wednesday, May 20th at 6pm PST/9pm EST.
Happy May, readergirlz!