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WARRIOR GIRL: A Book Premiere in Poetry, Dramatization & Song

Friday, September 8, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Warrior Girl

A Book Premiere in Poetry, Dramatization & Song
7pm to 9pm

Join us at the Esperanza for the book premiere of Carmen Tafolla’s 40th book, Warrior Girl (Penguin, 2023). It will be a fun evening of music, poetry, and cultural affirmation, as Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla and singer/songwriter Azul interweave excerpts from Warrior Girl with Azul’s performance of songs, both traditional and original.

Warrior Girl, Tafolla’s first novel in verse, is set in San Antonio’s Westside. It tells the story of Celina, a 12-year-old girl who—through the power of celebration, the strength of her values, and the support of her grandmother and friends—survives discrimination, economic difficulties, her father’s deportation and a pandemic. In the process, Celina reclaims her name, her language and her heritage.

Appropriate for middle grade readers age 10-14, it has a broad appeal to young adults and adults.

Reception and book signing to follow the program, with books for sale by The Twig Book Shop.

Event Parking is available at San Antonio College Lot #28 on the corner of Evergreen St. and Maverick St.

The Esperanza entrance is on Evergreen St.

There is additional parking for persons with physical disabilities at the Planned Parenthood Parking Lot next to the Esperanza off of San Pedro Avenue. Permits are available inside at the sign-in table.


Friday, September 8, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
922 San Pedro Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212
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