Joyce Prince, a direct descendant of pilgrim and passenger on the Mayflower in 1620 is coming October 26 at 3:30 PM to read from and sign her book Mary Chilton Winslow: Survivor of the Mayflower Voyage.
This is the story of Mary Chilton Winslow, survivor of the Mayflower voyage. If James Chilton and his family had not been courageous and willing to sacrifice their country and comfortable life in England and Holland to seek religious freedom, the story of Mary Chilton Winslow would not be known. We will never know the extent of the frightening moments aboard the Mayflower nor the harrowing adventures experienced by a thirteen year old girl (an orphan) but we can imagine some of her feelings of loneliness and isolation in a new place. From the story we have an idea of Mary's perseverance, stamina, and willingness to accompany her parents on a voyage which will go down in history as an amazing step in the creation of a new settlement and the beginning of a new country: America.
She will also be signing her bilingual story, The Ghost of Jose Luis Munoz and the Day of the Dead (El Fantasma de Jose Luis Munoz Y El Dia De Los Muertos).
Learn about the Mexican holdiay (Day of the Dead) celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on family and friends getting together to remember and pray for friends and family members who have died. The celebration includes festivals and parades and at the end of the day gathering at cemeteries to pray for deceased loved ones.
Miguel awakes with a start. He thinks he has heard his grandfather's voice. His grandfather, Jose Luis Munoz, is challenging him to learn about his cultural heritage. Up to now Miguel, who lives in El Paso, Texas, has not been too interested in learning about his roots. Miguel calls his cousin Pepe and both arrange to travel together to Grandfather's hometown. During the bus ride to Oaxaca, Pepe tells Miguel about the celebration of the Day of the Dead which is coming up soon. The story reflects the importance of family ties and the closeness that exists between the living and the departed loved ones. Honorable Mention, International Latino Book Awards 2012, Best Educational Children's Book, Bilingual