Middle Grade Book Club

Start: 
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 3:00pm
Location: 
2421 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005

Our Middle Grade Book Club (ages 8-13) continues on Saturday, April 6 at 3 PM! Our next read will be LOVE, SUGAR, MAGIC: A SPRINKLE OF SPIRITS by Anna Meriano.

How it works:

1. Purchase a copy of the book from the store for your middle grader.

2. Middle grader reads the book!

3. Come to the store for a book club discussion with fellow readers, facilitated by our Children’s Programming Director Joy.

Parents are welcome as well, but the focus will be on letting our young readers discuss their opinions of the book and its story. Light refreshments will be provided. Books available for purchase through the store.

More about the book:

Leonora Logroño has finally been introduced to her family’s bakery bruja magic—but that doesn’t mean everything is all sugar and spice. Her special power hasn’t shown up yet, her family still won’t let her perform her own spells, and they now act rude every time Caroline comes by to help Leo with her magic training.

She knows that the family magic should be kept secret, but Caroline is her best friend, and she’s been feeling lonely ever since her mom passed away. Why should Leo have to choose between being a good bruja and a good friend?

In the midst of her confusion, Leo wakes up one morning to a startling sight: her dead grandmother, standing in her room, looking as alive as she ever was. Both Leo and her abuela realize this might mean trouble—especially once they discover that Abuela isn’t the only person in town who has been pulled back to life from the other side.

Spirits are popping up all over town, causing all sorts of trouble! Is this Leo’s fault? And can she reverse the spell before it’s too late?

About the author:

Anna Meriano grew up in Houston, Texas, with an older brother and a younger brother but (tragically) no sisters. She graduated from Rice University with a degree in English and earned her MFA in creative writing with an emphasis in writing for children from the New School in New York. She has taught creative writing and high school English and works as a writing tutor. Anna likes reading, knitting, playing full-contact quidditch, and translating English song lyrics into Spanish and vice-versa. Her favorite baked goods are the kind that don’t fly away before you eat them.

Love Sugar Magic: A Sprinkle of Spirits Cover Image
By Anna Meriano, Mirelle Ortega (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062498496
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Walden Pond Press - February 5th, 2019