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Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books and Authors *Special Book Launch* Event for “A Girl Named Rosita”

November 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

FREE

About this Event

Join us as we welcome local award-winning author Anika Aldamuy Denise to the 2020-2021 RI Festival of Children’s Books and Authors.

Denise will speak on her new book, A Girl Named Rosita: The Story of Rita Moreno: Actor, Singer, Dancer, Trailblazer!, which launches two days before the talk, on November 3rd.

Anika Aldamuy Denise is a multiple award-winning author who writes stories that tickle her funny bone, tug her heartstrings, feed her curiosity, and celebrate her bicultural Puerto Rican-American heritage. She is the author of ten picture books including the Pura Belpré-honor winning Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré and A Girl Named Rosita: The Story of Rita Moreno: Actor, Singer, Dancer, Trailblazer!

In addition to writing, she is mentor for Las Musas and LatinxPitch. Raised in Queens, New York, she now lives with her husband and three daughters in Rhode Island.