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Writing Historical Fiction to Reach/Teach New Audiences: Puerto Rican Authors Panel
Two authors speak about their books using historical fiction to relate the female narrative in 19th Century Puerto Rico. Dr. Virgina Sanchez-Korrol’s newest book “The Season of Rebels and Roses” is a historical novel for teens which follows women’s involvement in the nineteenth-century independence movements to free Puerto Rico and Cuba from Spain. Eleanor Parker Sapia’s first novel, “A Decent Woman,” a 2016 & 2017 International Latino Book Award winner, is set against the combustive backdrop of 19th century Ponce, Puerto Rico. The book explores the battle of two women from different backgrounds who defend their dignity against the pain of betrayal in a male-dominated society resistant to change.
Panel: Virginia Sanchez-Korrol and Eleanor Parker Sapia
Moderator: Vanessa Pérez-Rosario, Brooklyn College, CUNY
Faculty Dining Room, 8th Floor, West Building, Hunter College, 68th and Lexington Avenue, NYC 10065