featuring 16 year old debut author Sofia Blanco
About the Event
We can't think of a better way to celebrate Women's History Month than by introducing 16 year old debut author Sofia Blanco, at a FREE Footnote in History Adventure, at the new Mission Hills Library, where she will discuss her new book dedicated to "every girl making history in the past, present, and future."
Frustrated at the lack of women of color represented in her high school history books, Sofia initially planned to merely write a report for a class project. Stunned by the lack of material available during her research, she set off on a loftier mission to not only write that report, but, at the encouragement of her mother, award-winning San Diego author Marivi Soliven, decided to turn the project into a published book, complete with her own powerful illustrations.
Here is your chance to come out and support a budding author with passion, talent, and the wherewithawl to make a difference at the tender age of sixteen. Learn about some renowned women of color with whom you may be familiar, and then allow Sofia to introduce you to others of whom you may not know.
Your FREE Adventure includes a welcome song by Sofia, book discussion, Q&A, *book signing, and the opportunity to meet the author up close and personal in an intimate setting. Snacks will be provided.
*We encourage book sales in support of this emerging talented writer. Keep in mind that books MUST BE pre-ordered below in order to be available for delivery and signing at the event. Books ordered on or after March 9, 2019, may not be available until after the event.
About the Author and Book
Sofia Blanco is a sixteen year old, junior high school student who enjoys singing at the School of Rock and drawing for a boutique retail shop.
She wrote, illustrated, and self-published A Footnote in History for her Humanities class, which focuses on the concept of the female perspective in history and the present.
The book includes notable figures such as Sylvia Rae Rivera and Sojourner Truth, and recounts their struggles of being remembered in the twenty-first century after standing in a man's shadow for decades.
Event is free and open to the public; registration is not necessary. Only books pre-ordered below will be available for delivery and signing at the event. Books ordered on or after March 9, 2019, may not be available until after the event.