Leamos/Let’s Read Palmdale presents Esperanza Rising

Esperanza RisingPALMDALE – The Palmdale City Library continues its “¡Leámos Palmdale! Let’s Read Palmdale!” program with a discussion of “Esperanza Rising” at 1 p.m. this Saturday, April 27 at the Library, located at 700 East Palmdale Boulevard.

Copies of the book are now available for free in the Library at the Reference desk.

“Free copies of a great book and a great discussion – what a great way to celebrate the love of reading!” said Palmdale City Library Director Thomas Vose.

“Esperanza Rising,” a story of Mexican farm laborers in 1920s California, was written by Pam Muñoz Ryan, and was the winner of the Pura Belpré Award. The book is geared for ages 8 and up.

This ongoing reading program, funded by a $5,000 grant from the Association of Library Services for Children (ALSC), is designed to promote a love of books and reading to multicultural children, and stimulate discussions of family and community heritage and values.

Upcoming ¡Leámos Palmdale! Let’s Read Palmdale! events include:

I Too Am America by Langston Hughes on May 25; and,

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin on June 22.

The Palmdale City Library is open seven days a week. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

For more information, please call the Palmdale City Library at 661/267-5600 or TDD 267-5167, or visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/library.

(Information via press release from the city of Palmdale.)