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Presented by Selene Castrovilla
Young fans of the smash Broadway hit "Hamilton" will enjoy this narrative nonfiction picture book story about the important friendship between George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette during the Revolutionary War. Lafayette has come to America to offer his services to the patriotic cause. Inexperienced but dedicated, he is a much-needed ally and not only earns a military position with the Continental Army but also Washington's respect and admiration. This picture book presents the human side of history, revealing the bond between two famous Revolutionary figures. Both the author and illustrator worked with experts and primary sources to represent both patriots and the war accurately and fairly.
Local author Selene Castrovilla is an award-winning nonfiction author who is dedicated to uncovering hidden truths about our nation’s history. Selene Castrovilla will discuss her surprising and daunting writing journey. Ms. Castrovilla will share her creative and research processes, her path to publication, and how being an accidental revolutionary writer changed and saved her life.
Space is limited. Reservations requested. Fee: $10; $8 seniors/students. Members free. Check is to be payable to the Friends of Rock Hall.