Book Birthday Bash: The Other Side of the River

Book Birthday Bash


Happy Book Birthday to THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER!

Bookcover for The Other Side of the RiverIn this middle-grade novel, the story that began in BAREFOOT DREAMS OF PETRA LUNA continues. Having escaped the Mexican Revolution, Petra Luna and her family try to make a new life in America. On the other side of the Rio Grande River is an entirely different world and, like all immigrants to this new land, Petra must adapt to survive. Her strength and courage will be tested like never before as she fights for herself, her family, and her dreams.

We’re so happy you’re at our party for THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER. Join in the fun…


The party is taking place at a historic “chili queen” stand in Old San Antonio, under the evening stars when all the bright city lights come on and people from all walks of life come to join the celebration!


There is Mariachi music, waltzes, traditional Celtic music, and Ragtime too!


Chili, tamales, charro beans and Mexican rice!!


There is lots of dancing, especially traditional folk dancing and story telling.


A small piece of “coal” like Petra’s baby diamond, a “diamond”, pencils, stickers, and a journal.

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER is written by Alda P. Dobbs and published by Sourcebooks Young Readers. You can buy this book at the retailers below…

Alda P. Dobbs, author of The Other Side of the RiverAlda P. Dobbs is the author of the historical novels Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna and its followup, The Other Side of the River. Her debut novel received a Pura Belpre Honor and is a Texas Bluebonnet Master List selection. Alda was born in a small town in northern Mexico but moved to San Antonio, Texas as a child. She studied physics and worked as an engineer before pursuing her love of storytelling. She’s as passionate about connecting children to their past, their communities, different cultures and nature as she is about writing. Alda lives with her husband and two children outside Houston, Texas.

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