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Chicas Latinas December Book Club read of the month is "Caramelo" by Sandra Cisneros!

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Friday, December 3, 2021, 3:00:00 AM UTC

Chicas Latinas December Book Club read of the month is "Caramelo" by Sandra Cisneros!

Join Chicas Latinas de Sacramento's December Book Club!

#CLBookClub December read is "Caramelo" by Sandra Cisneros

Every year, Ceyala “Lala” Reyes' family—aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, and Lala's six older brothers—packs up three cars and, in a wild ride, drive from Chicago to the Little Grandfather and Awful Grandmother's house in Mexico City for the summer.
Struggling to find a voice above the boom of her brothers and to understand her place on this side of the border and that, Lala is a shrewd observer of family life. But when she starts telling the Awful Grandmother's life story, seeking clues to how she got to be so awful, grandmother accuses Lala of exaggerating. Soon, a multigenerational family narrative turns into a whirlwind exploration of storytelling, lies, and life. Like the cherished rebozo, or shawl, that has been passed down through generations of Reyes women, Caramelo is alive with the vibrations of history, family, and love. From the winner of the 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature.

December #CLBookClub Details

Discussion Schedule

  • 12/2 at 7 PST
  • 12/9
  • 12/16
  • 12/30
  • **Register once to join all 4 meetings!


    Free registration opens 11/1, closes 12/1.

    Reading schedule, discussion questions, and Zoom link will be provided to registered participants. Club participants meet virtually on Thursdays to discuss assigned reading section.

    Join us every Thursday during the month (excluding week of Christmas) of December, at 7pm, to discuss "Caramelo." Registrants can access instructions and links in "Online Event" section of this Eventbrite event.

    Shop Local!

    Wild Sisters Book Co. is giving members 10% off bookclub purchases. Just mention Chicas Latinas at check-out!

    Address: Wild Sisters Book Co. 3960 60th St Sacramento, CA 95820 --(Located in Tallac Village Shopping Center)

    Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 6pm

    In-person book pick-up, Nov. 27:


    Online Event