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All Iowa Reads: Tumble by Celia C. Pérez

All Iowa Reads: Tumble by Celia C. Pérez

Join Mr. Joe  for a celebration of the All Iowa Reads kids selection, Tumble by Celia C. Pérez. After our short discussion of this stunning novel, we will join readers from around Iowa in a live Zoom session with the creator, Celia C. Pérez! This program is recommended for ages 8+ and registration is required. Kid & teen registrants will be able to pick up their free copy of the book beginning 6/1.

Kids (ages 8-12) Program Selection:

Tumble by Celia C. Pérez
Twelve-year-old Adela “Addie” Ramírez has a big decision to make when her stepfather proposes adoption. Addie loves Alex, the only father figure she’s ever known, but with a new half brother due in a few months and a big school theater performance on her mind, everything suddenly feels like it’s moving too fast. She has a million questions, and the first is about the young man in the photo she found hidden away in her mother’s things.

Addie’s sleuthing takes her to a New Mexico ranch, and her world expands to include the legendary Bravos: Rosie and Pancho, her paternal grandparents and former professional wrestlers; Eva and Maggie, her older identical twin cousins who love to spar in and out of the ring; Uncle Mateo, whose lucha couture and advice are unmatched; and Manny, her biological father, who’s in the midst of a career comeback. As luchadores, the Bravos’s legacy is strong. But being part of a family is so much harder — it’s about showing up, taking off your mask, and working through challenges together.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Brooke Room
  Family     Kids     Teens  
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