Virtual BookKid Book Club

Join Vivian and Jaya for a morning of virtual fun with Santiago's Road Home by Alexandra Diaz!

BookKid is our monthly middle-grade book club for kids ages 8-12. Email Marilyn@bookbardenver.com to sign up or for more info.

About the Book: The coins in Santiago’s hand are meant for the bus fare back to his abusive abuela’s house. Except he refuses to return; he won’t be missed. His future is uncertain until he meets the kind, maternal María Dolores and her young daughter, Alegría, who help Santiago decide what comes next: He will accompany them to el otro lado, the United States of America. They embark with little, just backpacks with water and a bit of food. To travel together will require trust from all parties, and Santiago is used to going it alone. None of the three travelers realizes that the journey through Mexico to the border is just the beginning of their story.

About the Author: Alexandra Diaz is the author of The Only Road, which was a Pura Belpré Honor Book, an ALA Notable Book, and the recipient of two starred reviews. She is also the author of Of All the Stupid Things, which was an ALA Rainbow List book and a New Mexico Book Award finalist, The Crossroads, and Santiago’s Road Home. Alexandra is the daughter of Cuban refugees and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, but got her MA in writing for young people at Bath Spa University in England. A native Spanish speaker, Alexandra now teaches creative writing to adults and teens. Visit her online at Alexandra-Diaz.com.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 10:30am
Santiago's Road Home Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534446236
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - May 5th, 2020