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READING OF When Coquis Sing

By Michelle LoRicco

Recommended for Ages 8+


9:30 am

Location: Tempe Center for the Arts Studio, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway

Price: $10

How can you build a bond so strong that nothing – not time nor distance nor separation – will ever break it apart? Rosalina and her mother, Ivé, are as connected as a single mother and daughter can be. When a health crisis threatens, Ivé tries to ease her daughter’s worries with stories from her own childhood, stories of Puerto Rico, the Island of Enchantment. In the chaos and confusion of Ivé’s hospital stay, Rosalina finds herself in the magical Camuy Caves. With the help of the cave critters she meets along the way, Rosalina calls upon her remarkable bond with her mother to outsmart the cunning Reina Araña, the scorpion spider. This allegorical exploration into the dark to face a formidable enemy speaks to all children who face separation from someone they love.