“Carmela Full of Wishes” Author Visit

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We are thrilled to announce that as a preview to this year’s PS133 Readathon, author Matt de la Peña is
coming to PS 133 on October 30th to read and share his new book, Carmela Full of Wishes, with our K to 3rd grade students!

Reading copies of Carmela Full of Wishes will be provided to K to 3rd grade classrooms and the PTA will donate copies to the PS 133 library so all students have an opportunity to check out the book.

If you’d like to buy Carmela Full of Wishes for your home library or as gifts, you may pre-order autographed copies in English and Spanish through the PTA. Your purchase supports this special Readathon event for our young readers. Books will be delivered to your child in class after the presentation.

To place an order, please fill out the form below and return it to your child’s teacher along with payment no later than October 15, 2018. You may also place an order online below.


About Carmela Full of Wishes

Carmela Full of Wishes is a heartfelt sibling story that explores what hope looks like in a vibrant migrant community steeped in Mexican culture and illuminates the experience of mixed-status families.

When Carmela wakes up on her birthday, her wish has already come true–she’s finally old enough to join her big brother as he does the family errands. Together, they travel through their neighborhood, past the crowded bus stop, the fenced-off repair shop, and the panadería, until they arrive at the Laundromat, where Carmela finds a lone dandelion growing in the pavement. But before she can blow its white fluff away, her brother tells her she has to make a wish. If only she can think of just the right wish to make…


About the Author

Matt de la Peña is the #1 New York Times bestselling, Newbery Medal-winning author of five picture books (including Last Stop on Market Street and Love) as well as six critically acclaimed young adult novels. In 2016, he was awarded the NCTE Intellectual Freedom Award. He received his MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University and his BA from the University of the Pacific, where he attended school on a full athletic scholarship for basketball. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his family.

Orders are now closed


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