Reading Allowed

Diana Noble

Evangelina Takes Flight

Sunday • June 11 • 1pm

Mill Creek store

Discussion & Book Signing

Evangelina Takes Flight

In the summer of 1911, 13-year-old Evangelina de Leon is living with her family on a ranch in northern Mexico. When the rumors of revolutionaries and approaching violence prove true, her family leaves home in search of safety in a small town on the U.S. side of the border. Life in Texas is confusing. There are signs in the windows of shops that say "No Mexicans" and some students—and adults—are cruel. With a little encouragement and kindness though, she starts to imagine a new future for herself. Diana Noble's moving historical novel, Evangelina Takes Flight introduces teens to the tumultuous times of the Mexican Revolution and the experiences of immigrants as they adjust to a new way of life. Meet the author for a discussion of this poignant debut work.


No Image Available A native of Laredo, Texas, Diana J. Noble is a human resources specialist for the Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington. Evangelina Takes Flight, her first published book, is based on the life of her paternal grandmother and stories of her own childhood.

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