Lilliam Rivera in the Bronx!

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Join us Saturday September 16, 2017, 3pm in St. James Park for a free Back to School Event

Bronx native Lilliam Rivera will read from her book The Education of Margot Sanchez
100 Free books and back packs!

About the book
After “borrowing” her father’s credit card to finance a more stylish wardrobe, Margot Sanchez suddenly finds herself grounded. And by grounded, she means working as an indentured servant in her family’s struggling grocery store to pay off her debts. With each order of deli meat she slices, Margot can feel her carefully cultivated prep school reputation slipping through her fingers, and she’s willing to do anything to get out of this punishment. Lie, cheat, and maybe even steal…Margot’s invitation to the ultimate beach party is within reach and she has no intention of letting her family’s drama or Moises—the admittedly good looking but outspoken boy from the neighborhood—keep her from her goal.

Pretty in Pink comes to the South Bronx in this bold and romantic coming-of-age novel about dysfunctional families, good and bad choices, and finding the courage to question everything you ever thought you wanted—from debut author Lilliam Rivera.

 St. James Park Recreation Center
2530 Jerome Ave, Bronx, NY
This project is funded by the New York City Council’s Parks Equity Initiative, Council Member Fernando Cabrera.

One Book One Bronx is a new style book club that gets people reading again. We engage in a literary “call and response” by reading and discussing books that inspire, encourage, and delight readers.

Our book clubs bring neighbors and family together to read and discuss one book that reflects that community. Reading together works as a stepping stone to strengthen literacy and build reading comprehension. Friends and family–fathers and sons, sisters and brothers, uncles and nieces come– come together to enjoy a great book that reflect the community. It’s “family,” supplemented with instruction, that create a culture of reading for pleasure. Each session is led by a teaching-artist.

We can also facilitate a book club at your location. Contact us for details: info@literaryfreedom.org

The Literary Freedom Project believes that cultural identity is a fundamental cornerstone in the development of smart, creative, and focused young people. Culture, on which families and communities are sustained and strengthened, is honed through a mix immersive reading –academic, vocational, and pleasure.