SB Reads: The Last Cuentista Family Book Discussion and Watercolor Activity

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Books & Reading, SB Reads
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Allowed Ages: 10 to 15

Program Description


SB Reads is a family affair!  Join SBPL to share snacks and your thoughts about The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera, an award-winning and suspenseful middle grade novel that explores the power of storytelling. Higuera transports readers to a near future in which a select group of families have been sent to populate a new planet after a comet has ravaged Earth. The main character has a special connection with her abuela and “carries the stories of our past, and with them, any hope for our future.” 

Discuss the book while you create a watercolor “postcards from Sagan” using phrases from the book. Copies of the book are available for kids age 10+ during SB Reads. If you don’t pick up a give-away copy, you can also participate by printing this invitation and introductory questions.

This event is part of SB Reads. Santa Barbara Reads events will run from late September through mid-November and include book discussions, workshops, musical performances, and more! Santa Barbara Reads is funded through the annual support of the Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation. To learn more about the foundation and how to support SB Reads 2023, visit their website.


Participants in this event may be photographed by Library staff. These photos may be used in promotional or educational publications, including in print, social media, and presentations. Please see staff if you do not consent to having your photo taken. Staff will obtain individual, signed photo releases of photographs that contain only an individual as opposed to a group.