Book Signing Event: Lotería by Karla Valenti

In the hottest hour of the hottest day of the year, a fateful wind blows into Oaxaca City. It whistles down cobbled streets and rustles the jacaranda trees before slipping into the window of an eleven-year-old girl named Clara. Unbeknownst to her, Clara has been marked for la Lotería. Life and Death deal the Lotería cards but once a year, and the stakes could not be higher. Every card reveals a new twist in Clara's fate—a scorpion, an arrow, a blood-red rose. If Life wins, Clara will live to a ripe old age. If Death prevails, she'll flicker out like a candle.

In a starred review, School Library Journal called Lotería, the new novel by Karla Arenas Valenti (ages 8 to 12) "A magical, philosophical tale rooted in Mexican lore."

Karla Valenti will stop by our gift store at 1716 Sherman for an in-person signing event! If you can't make it to the signing but would still like a signed or personalized copy, please place an order by September 10th.

Karla Arenas Valenti writes stories for and about kids, taking readers on journeys steeped in magical realism and philosophical questions. Her storytelling is heavily influenced by her Mexican heritage and layered with ideas and concepts she's picked up in her many travels around the world.

Event date: 
Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Event address: 
1712 Sherman Avenue, Alley #1
Evanston, IL 60201
Lotería Cover Image
By Karla Arenas Valenti, Dana SanMar (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593176962
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021