The Museum Foundation of Hebbronville and The Jim Hogg County Library will be hosting a book signing for author Cynthia Leonor Garza, featuring her new children’s book, “Lucia the Luchadora”
April 4, 2017 • 6 to 8PM • First National Bank Meeting Room
Lucia the Luchadora By Cynthia Leonor Garza
Cynthia Leonor Garza, a 1995 graduate of Hebbronville High School, spent her childhood under the hot South Texas sun in Hebbronville running around with her three brothers. She’s a journalist who has worked for several newspapers and her commentaries have appeared on NPR and in The Atlantic. Of all the lucha libre masks she owns, her favorite one is pink and gold. She currently lives with her two young daughters and husband in Nairobi, Kenya. This is her first picture book.
“Lucía zips through the playground in her cape just like the boys, but when they tell her “girls can’t be superheroes,” suddenly she doesn’t feel so mighty. That’s when her beloved abuela reveals a dazzling secret: Lucía comes from a family of luchadoras, the bold and valiant women of the Mexican lucha libre tradition. Cloaked in a flashy new disguise, Lucía returns as a recess sensation! But when she’s confronted with a case of injustice, Lucía must decide if she can stay true to the ways of the luchadora and fight for what is right, even if it means breaking the sacred rule of never revealing the identity behind her mask.”
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