Judy Lindquist is signing her books “Forcing Change,” “Saving Home,” and her newest book “Flower Power” in FL this week.
BOOK FAIR DETAILS
Saturday January 25, 2020 10:00 AM
Barnes & Noble
Waterford Lakes Town Center
481 N. Alafaya Trail
Orlando, FL 32828
About the Author:
Judy Lindquist is the author of the acclaimed historical novel Saving Home, used in classrooms throughout the state to engage students in the study of Spanish colonial St. Augustine. She teaches fourth grade students in Orange County, and aspiring teachers at the University of Central Florida.
About the Books:
In June 1963, fifteen-year-old Margaret Jefferson confronts civil rights discrimination in her hometown of St. Augustine, Florida. Margaret participates in several nonviolent protests, and through her experiences, we see how the Civil Rights Movement helped bring about passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Rose, Lilly and Violet appear to have nothing in common except that each is named for flowers. Rose is new to the school, Violet is quiet and shy, and Lily likes to take charge. Each girl has challenges she has to conquer, but they learn that together they are better. They form a beautiful friendship which helps each to be stronger and more decisive. “Lindquist utilized her experiences as a teacher to craft a realistic and moving narrative that middle grade children are sure to love.”
Saving Home is an historical novel set during the English siege of St. Augustine in 1702. The story is told through the eyes of nine-year-old Luissa de Cueva and her friends, ten-year-old Diego de las Alas, and a Timucuan Indian girl named Junco. Based on meticulous research, Saving Home engages readers of all ages with descriptions of Spanish and Native American families seeking refuge for more than six weeks within the walls of the Castillo de San Marcos as St. Augustine goes up in flames and a battle rages around them. This exciting historical novel has messages about life, family, and what is important that will resonate with both the young and the young at heart.