Program links high school, community, novel

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Laura Resau (right) and Maria Virginia Farinango (left) are co-authors of The Queen of Water

The Queen of Water by Laura Resau and Maria Virginia Farinango is this year’s “One Book, One Unionville” selection.

“One Book One Unionville” to host Skype discussion with author

The last “book talk” for a new community reading initiative called  “One Book One Unionville” will be held at the library in Kennett Square at 6 p.m. on Monday.

It will be the second and last opportunity for a Skype discussion with the author. Participants in the July program described the interaction as lively and informative.

The “One Book One Unionville” summer reading program began this year, and asks all Unionville High students, along with members of the community, to read the same book. This years’ selection is The Queen of Water by Laura Resau and Maria Virginia Farinango.

  Set in Ecuador and based on a true story, the novel explores the life of an indigenous girl who is forced to be an unpaid servant in a mestizo household.

Once The Queen of Water was chosen, teachers reached out to Resau to request a visit. Resau, who agreed and is scheduled to visit the high school sometime in October, said she was looking forward to participating in the program.

The high school plans to continue this program in the future, but cannot guarantee that the author of the selected text will always be available to visit. For more information, visit https://sites.google.com/a/ucfsd.net/commonread/home.

 

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