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Alexandra Diaz

Waucoma Bookstore is hosting author Alexandra Diaz for an author reading and presentation on Friday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at The Ruins, 13 Railroad St.

This event is free and open to the public. Diaz will be discussing her book “The Only Road,” which is an Oregon Battle of the Books title. “The Only Road” is about 12-year-old Jaime, who makes the treacherous and life-changing journey from his home in Guatemala to live with his older brother in the United States in this middle grade novel.

About the author

Diaz is the author of “The Only Road,” which was a Pura Belpré Honor Book, an ALA Notable Book, and the recipient of two starred reviews. She is also the author of “Of All the Stupid Things,” which was an ALA Rainbow List book and a New Mexico Book Award finalist, “The Crossroads,” and “Santiago’s Road Home.” Diaz is the daughter of Cuban refugees and lives in Santa Fe, N.M., but got her MA in writing for young people at Bath Spa University in England. A native Spanish speaker, she now teaches creative writing to adults and teens.

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