Alda Dobbs School Visits

Update 9/21/2022: Ordering deadline for delivery to schools has passed and coupon code has expired! Please use the links below to order books and have them shipped to your home or you may pick them up at The Twig.


 

We are excited that author Alda P. Dobbs will visit NISD to speak to the students. She was born in a
small town in northern Mexico but moved to San Antonio, Texas as a child. Alda 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.

NOMINATED FOR 2022-2023 TEXAS BLUEBONNET AWARD

ALL BOOKS ORDERED ONLINE-
PLEASE ADD YOUR SCHOOL & Child’s NAME IN ORDER COMMENT AT CHECKOUT
MUST USE COUPON CODE FOR 20% DISCOUNT: ALDA

 

There is no option to have the books shipped. 

They will be picked up at the store and taken to your child's campus. 

Orders must be placed by September 14 to guarantee school delivery to the following schools:

Brauchle ES, Mora ES, Ward ES, Garcia MS, Tomlinson ES, Wernli ES

 

Pre-ordered books purchased using the links below will be signed by the author and delivered to the schools.

Coupon code expires September 14, 2022

Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna By Alda P. Dobbs Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781728234656
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

  • 2022 Pura Belpré Honor Book
  • NYPL Best Book of 2021
  • Texas Bluebonnet Master List Selection
  • NPR Best Book of 2021

Based on a true story, the tale of one girl's perilous journey to cross the U.S. border and lead her family to safety during the Mexican Revolution.


Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna By Alda P. Dobbs Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781728251660
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - August 2nd, 2022

  • 2022 Pura Belpré Honor Book
  • NYPL Best Book of 2021
  • Texas Bluebonnet Master List Selection
  • NPR Best Book of 2021

Based on a true story, the tale of one girl's perilous journey to cross the U.S. border and lead her family to safety during the Mexican Revolution.


The Other Side of the River (Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna) By Alda P. Dobbs Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781728238449
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - September 6th, 2022

From the award-winning author of Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna, Alda P. Dobbs, comes a compelling new novel about building a new life in America. Strong and determined, Petra Luna returns in a story about the immigrant experience that continues to be relevant today.