June 6, 2024: Book Talk with “Salsa Magic” Author, Letisha Marrero

• 2 Minutes

Join us on June 6 for an immersive armchair chat with FCNY President, Lisette Nieves and Letisha Marrero, the author of “Salsa Magic,” her debut middle-grade novel.  Listen as Marrero shares her inspiration behind “Salsa Magic,” her deep Nuyorican roots, and the importance of Latine representation in children’s literature.

About the Book:

In “Salsa Magic,” Letisha Marrero weaves a captivating tale filled with magical realism, a vibrant family, and the rich cultural backdrop of New York City. The story centers on Maya Beatriz Montenegro Calderon, a thirteen-year-old grappling with mysterious dreams, ancestral connections, and the intricacies of her loud but loving family.

When Maya isn’t at school or playing soccer, she’s immersed in the Calderon family’s Café Taza, a Brooklyn hotspot known for its flavorful mofongo and legendary cafés con leche. But the unexpected arrival of her estranged Titi Yaya from Puerto Rico brings whispers of forbidden magic and stirs ancient connections to the orisha Yemaya. Despite warnings to avoid her, Maya feels an undeniable draw to Titi Yaya and the powerful secrets she holds. As she navigates family expectations, a budding soccer career, and first crushes, Maya must choose which path will lead her to her true destiny.

Don’t miss this opportunity to dive into a must-read story of family, magic, and cultural pride.  Register below.

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