Tomás and the Library Lady

Adapted by José Cruz González
From the book by Pat Mora | Illustrated by Raúl Colón

When a young boy meets a librarian, his world expands and so does the power of possibility.

Jan 29 - Feb 13, 2022 | Wells Fargo Playhouse | For ages 6 and up
Based on the true story of Mexican-American author and educator, Tomás Rivera, this inspirational story follows a migrant family from long days in the fields to nights spent together listening to Grandfather’s stories. Curiosity leads Tomás to the library where he gets lost in the happy imaginings of books and ultimately, writes his own story of success. Tomás becomes the first person of color appointed Chancellor in the University of California system with a library that now bears his name.
Themes: Understanding, perseverance, the power of dreams
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