Rosa

The Lesson My Father Taught Me

My first oral presentation took place in the 4th grade. My teacher presented us with a hat filled with names of famous people throughout history. 

The name fate handed me was Christopher Columbus.

I didn't think much of this and honestly I was just so stressed about doing an actual oral presentation in front of my class that it was hard to focus on anything else. I had a terrible lisp and was extremely shy as a child. 

When I told my mom about the project we decided to walk the three blocks to the public library, which was our second home. 

Bookselling as a Latina

We had an author event scheduled on February 1 at our Ravenna store with Jeanine Cummins for her new book, American Dirt. I planned on attending, not as an employee of Third Place Books but as someone interested in what the author had to say. I also had a question. 
 
Here is what I would have asked Jeanine Cummins at the event: 
 

Rosa

Rosa is from New Jersey and thinks Books and Tacos should be more of a thing. Will read anything that she finds interesting but favors literary fiction. Is a firm believer that if a book isn't grabbing you after 100 pages, you should toss it...gently. 

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