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Rebecca Balcarcel

Join Rebecca Balcarcel as she sits in conversation with Alex Temblador to discuss Rebecca's debut novel THE OTHER HALF OF HAPPY.

Twelve-year-old Quijana likes to say that she used to be Pangaea: unsplit. Not half white or half Latina. But that was before her Guatemalan cousins moved to town ... Before her dad seemed ashamed that she isn’t more in touch with her Latinx heritage ... Before her parents planned a family trip to Guatemala, where she’ll feel like a failure from first tortilla to last. 

With the help of two new friends and kid-powered ingenuity, Quijana makes a plan to ditch the trip. After all, she's never been great at Spanish. She never asked to be named after Don Quixote, Spain's most famous loser. Will she find happiness by staying half?

Author Rebecca Balcárcel took her MFA from Bennington Writing Seminars and received their Jane Kenyon Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in journals such as Third Coast and North American Review. Pecan Grove Press of St. Mary’s University published her book of poems, Palabras in Each Fist. She loves popcorn, her kitty, and teaching her students at Tarrant County College as Associate Professor of English. THE OTHER HALF OF HAPPY is her debut novel.

Wednesday, August 21st, 6:00PM
Event address: 
10720 Preston Road
Ste 1009B
Dallas, TX 75230
The Other Half of Happy: (Middle Grade Novel for Ages 9-12, Bilingual Tween Book) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452169989
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Chronicle Books - August 20th, 2019