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The book about me, “Welcome to Washington, Fina Mendoza” is a pretty big deal. My friend Kitty Felde told the (mostly) true story of how I figured out the mystery of the Demon Cat of Capitol Hill. And this weekend, Kitty and artist Imelda Hinojosa will be signing copies of the book! Hope you can come say hello!
Sat. March 30, 2:30 pm – Author Talk and Book Signing of “Welcome to Washington, Fina Mendoza.” Veteran public radio reporter Kitty Felde turned her years of covering Capitol Hill into this witty mystery that goes behind the scenes in Congress. Free. Children’s Book World 10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 559-2665, or email@example.com.
Mon. April 1, 6:00 pm – Author Talk and Book Signing of “Welcome to Washington, Fina Mendoza.” Veteran public radio reporter Kitty Felde turned her years of covering Capitol Hill into this witty mystery that goes behind the scenes in Congress. Free. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA (626) 449.5320, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You probably already know this if you’ve read about it in Kitty’s book, but my favorite important person in the world is Sonia Sotomayor. In case you don’t know, she’s a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. I got to see her “on the bench” one time. (That’s what Papa says they call it when the justices listen to arguments about a case.)
It was great! Except that all the big, bald lawyers sat in front of me and it was hard to see.
She sits over near the end because she’s only been on the Supreme Court ten years which sounds like a long time, but I guess not at the Supreme Court. She wears jangly bracelets just like me! I dressed up like her for Halloween last year. I used Papa’s broken sunglasses and a graduation gown I borrowed from the lost and found box at school and lowered my voice really deep. I got a lot of candy.
My Abuelita also loves Justice Sotomayor. We’re going to go listen to what they call oral arguments as soon as it’s spring break. I can hardly wait!
Anyway, there’s this gigantic painting of her and all the other lady justices in the National Portrait Gallery. You should go see it!
Truth: it’s not really my birthday.
But it’s the birthday of the book ALL ABOUT ME. On Thursday, February 28, 2019, there will be a real live book all about the adventures of Fina Mendoza (and her family and a few dogs and cats) on Capitol Hill. I hope you will read the book. Ask for it at the library or your favorite bookstore (we have a BUNCH of them in Washington, DC!) Or you can even order it from Black Rose Writing, the guys in Texas who published it.
Tell me what you think!