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Vroman's Celebrates 125 years with special anniversary events

Jennifer Torres discusses and signs The Fresh New Face of Griselda

Jennifer Torres book signing

A moving coming-of-age novel about one girl's struggles after her parents lose their home, and her journey to find hope in family and friendship, from Jennifer Torres, the author of Stef Soto, Taco Queen. 

Griselda "Geez" Zaragoza has a love for beautiful things, like her collection of vintage teacups and the flower garden she and her dad planted in the front yard. But when his business fails, Griselda loses not just her home, but also her confidence and her trust in her unflappable parents.  Tagging along with big sister Maribel, who postponed college for a job selling Alma Cosmetics, Geez dreams up a way to reclaim the life she thinks she lost. If she can sell enough tubes of glistening, glittery Alma lip gloss, she'll win a cash prize that could help jump start her dad's business.  With ups and downs along the way, Geez will discover that beauty isn't just lost or found, but made and re-made. (Little Brown Books for Young Readers)

Jennifer Torres is an award-winning writer and the author of The Fresh New Face of Griselda, Flor and Miranda Steal the Show, Stef Soto, Taco Queen, and Finding the Music/En pos de la música. A former journalist, her work is inspired by her Mexican-American heritage. She lives with her family in Southern California. Visit her online at www.jenntorres.com.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
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$16.99
ISBN: 9780316452601
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2019

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