Book Party: Kiara Moves to a New Neighbor / Kiara se muda a un barrio nuevo by Kianny N. Antigua

Saturday, May 27, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
RECIRCULATION A project of Word Up
876 Riverside Drive (near 160th St.)
New York, NY 10032



Join us at Recirculation, a project of Word Up, for a special book presentation with Kianny N. Antigua. From the author of Greña now comes her latest bilingual children’s book Kiara Moves to a New Neighbor / Kiara se muda a un barrio nuevo, all about moving to a big city. Kianny will read in English & Spanish and answer questions afterward. This event is in collaboration with Dominican Writers Association.

“Kianny Antigua’s stories pack so much emotion and heart. Moving to a new neighborhood is hard. This book is a gift to parents and children who are facing big changes in their lives. What better way to facilitate conversations than by reading together. A great addition to libraries everywhere.”

—Angie Cruz, author of Dominicana & How Not to Down in a Glass of Water

This event is a $5 suggested donation ticket with 50 max attendees. Please register in advance. 

Recirculation, a project of Word Up Community Bookshop, is located at 876 Riverside Drive (near 160th St.) in Washington Heights, NYC. You can take the 1 train to 157th St., A/C train to 163rd St., and the M4 and M5 to Broadway and 159/160th.


Kiara Moves to a New Neighborhood is the latest book in the Kiara series by Kianny Antigua. When Kiara’s family has to move for her mother’s new job, Kiara is confused and scared. She must leave her house with a yard and live in an apartment building in a big city. She must attend a new school and make new friends. Dealing with big changes can be difficult, but Kiara learns they also present exciting new opportunities and adventures. The bilingual element of this story enhances Spanish language learning and cultural appreciation.


Kianny N. Antigua specializes in writing bilingual children’s literature based on her experiences as a young Dominican girl. Faced with a series of dead-end jobs as a teenager, Kianny made the decision to go to school and get an education so that she can pursue her life goals. Her book Greña / Crazy Hair won first place in the Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book category of the Latino Book Awards in 2018.


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