Laura Resau - The Lightning Queen

Award-winning author Laura Resau will be here to sign copies of her new book for middle grade readers, The Lightning Queen.

Inspired by true stories derived from rural Mexico, The Lightning Queen offers an astonishing glimpse of two fascinating but marginalized cultures - the Romani and the Mixtec Indians - while telling the heartwarming story of an unlikely friendship set in the remote mountains of Mexico in the 1950s.

Nothing exciting happens on the Hill of Dust, in the remote mountains of Mexico. There’s no electricity, no plumbing, no cars, just day after day of pasturing goats. And now, without his sister and mother, eleven-year-old Teo’s life feels even more barren. Then one day, the mysterious young Esma, who calls herself the Gypsy Queen of Lightning, rolls into town like a fresh burst of color. Against all odds, her caravan’s Mistress of Destiny predicts that Teo and Esma will be longtime friends. Suddenly, life brims with possibility and an impossible friendship is formed, changing their destiny forever. With the help of a rescued duck, a three-legged skunk, a blind goat, and other unexpected allies, Teo and Esma must overcome obstacles - even death - to fulfill their impossible destiny.

Laura Resau is the author of several acclaimed novels, including Star in the Forest, The Queen of the Water, Red Glass, and What the Moon Saw, as well as the acclaimed Notebook series. Resau’s books have received many state and library awards, as well as multiple starred reviews. The Lightning Queen is drawn from her experience of living in rural Mexico. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado and donates a portion of her royalties to indigenous rights organizations.

The signing will take place on Sunday, November 8th, beginning at 11:00 AM.

Event date: 
Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 11:00am
Event address: 
133 Rehoboth Ave.
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971