Latina author Mara Price recently shared with me the joy of bringing to the world her new book Grandma's Chocolate/ El Chocolate De Abuelita. To celebrate, I am opening the blog tour for her book about this traveling grandma who carries ancient treasures inside her suit case--amongst them stories of brown princesses and delicious chocolate.
I met Mara a few years ago at the Feria del Libro in LA, a true barrio book celebration, and she and I talked about books, illustrating, and her work in Iguana Magazine. Mara is also one of the founders of Los Bloguitos, a blog in Spanish where Mara and other authors share poetry, drawings, stories, riddles and much more to children.
Now, Mara not only is giving me a chocolate craving (one of my earliest memories of chocolate is the irresistible smell that came from the old Chocolate Locomotora factory a few block away from where my grandmother lived), but Mara is also bringing presents.
First she is sharing for the first time the video trailer for Grandma's Chocolate/El Chocolate De Abuelita. The second present is a book giveaway. One lucky person who leaves a comment to this post will receive a copy of her delicious book. But remember, we will need to receive at least four comments from different people to give the book away. So, are you game?
See below for more information about where to follow the blog tour.
A toast with hot chocolate (and a sprinkle of chile powder on top, the way the Aztecs used to drink it). Salud.
Blog Tour schedule and information:
Tuesday, November 16
On Beyond Words & Pictures
Chocolate recipe and the importance of chocolate in Mesoamerica
by Megan Frances
Wednesday, November 17
The Story Behind the Story
by Rene Colato Lainez
Thursday, November 18
Out of the Paintbox
Mara Price interview
by Diane Browning
Friday, November 19
Latin Baby Book Club
By Monica Olivera Hazelton
*Monday, November 22
Writing a History-based Fiction Story for Children
By Adriana Dominguez
YOU CAN MEET MARA IN PERSON AT:
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MARA PRICE, PLEASE VISIT HER WEBSITE.