Alda Dobbs Book Launch, The Other Side of The River

Alda P. Dobbs is the author of the historical novels Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna and its followup, The Other Side of the River (September 2022). 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.

About the Book: Having escaped the Mexican Revolution, Petra Luna’s story continues as her and her family try and make a new life in America. The Other Side of the 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.



Event date: 
Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
306 Pearl Parkway
Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
The Other Side of the River (Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna) By Alda P. Dobbs Cover Image
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.

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