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Author Talk with Silvia Vasquez-Lavado & Sarita Gonzalez

Join us for an in-person author talk with Silvia Vasquez-Lavado and Sarita Gonzalez! They will be discussing In the Shadow of the Mountain: a Memoir of Courage.

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About this event

In the Shadow of the Mountain is a remarkable story of heroism, one which awakens in all of us a lust for adventure, an appetite for risk, and faith in our own resilience.

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About the author:

Silvia Vasquez-Lavado is a humanitarian, mountaineer, explorer, social entrepreneur, and technologist living in San Francisco. In 2014, she launched Courageous Girls, a nonprofit that helps survivors of sexual abuse and trafficking with opportunities to find inner strength and cultivate their voices by demonstrating their physical strength. Courageous Girls has had projects in Nepal, India, the United States, and Peru. Vasquez-Lavado was recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the Corporate Heroes of 2015. CNET named her one of the 20 Most Influential Latinos in Silicon Valley. She has also been recognized by the Peruvian government as one of the "Marca Peru" ambassadors (country brand ambassadors). She is a member of the Explorers Club and one of the few women in the world to complete the Seven Summits.

About the moderator:

Sarita González is a writer ninja mom coined the “Madrina” of Latinx Authors and independent bookstores. She is an alum of Voices of Our Nation Art (VONA), repeat offender of Writing Our Lives and is currently working on her memoir Bruce Lee Saved My Life. Her goals in this lifetime is to climb Mount Everest and honor her sister Sheila’s memory through Sunflower Books 


Event date: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
81-63 Lefferts Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY 11415-1728
In the Shadow of the Mountain: A Memoir of Courage Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250776747
Availability: On Our Shelves Recently
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - February 1st, 2022