Schedule your author visit with: MarcyKate Connolly

About the Author:

Pablo Cartaya is an award-winning author, speaker, actor, and educator. He received a Pura Belpré Honor for his critically acclaimed debut novel The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora. NBC News lauded his sophomore novel, Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish, as “exceptional” and the New York Times Book Review called it “a love song to the people of Puerto Rico”. His novels explore identity, place, and the spaces in-between.

Booked!  While school visits might already be booked, please feel free to still request this author to be waitlisted in case a school visit falls through. 

About the Featured Book:

Hollow Dolls

The protagonist of EACH TINY SPARK, Emilia Torres, has a wandering mind. It's hard for her to follow along at school, and sometimes she forgets to do what her mom or abuela asks. But she remembers what matters: a time when her family was whole and home made sense. When Dad returns from deployment, Emilia expects that her life will get back to normal. Instead, it unravels. Dad shuts himself in the family's auto shop to work on an old car. Emilia peeks in on him daily from afar, mesmerized by his welder.  But one day he calls her over and teaches her how to weld. As the two work to fix up the old vintage car, flickers of her old dad reappear. Meanwhile, as Emilia finds a way to repair the relationship with her father at home, her community ruptures with some of her classmates, like her best friend, Gus, at the center of the conflict. 

Available Date for School Visit: February 5th

Available Time for School Visit: Morning and Afternoon

Grades: Middle Grade (4th - 7th grades)

Presentation Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Audience Requirements: Auditorium-sized group - 100+ Students

A/V Requirements: 

1 wireless microphone for use during presentation

Screen with A/V connection (Pablo will bring his Mac laptop and adapter)

1 wireless microphone for Q&A (if necessary)


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