FOR KIDS - Sendy Santamaria Book Launch for "Yenebi's Drive to School"

Join us at Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore on Sunday, June 18th, 2:00 PM when author-illustrator SENDY SANTAMARIA comes to present her debut picture book at her launch event for Yenebi's Drive to School, a vibrant story that puts a whole new spin on one family's morning drive to school. "A trip to school takes on new meaning with the addition of a border crossing". --Kirkus, starred review

This is a free event, but attendees must register through Eventbrite or at the bookstore. Click Here to preorder a copy of Yenebi's Drive to School.

Every morning, I'm up at four o'clock.

I brush my teeth, get dressed, and drag my sister Melanie to the car where Mami's waiting for us.

¡Se nos va hacer tarde! ¡Apurarse!

For the next two hours, we'll be in the car driving—past tamale vendors (my favorite part), through la linea (my least favorite part), and across the US border. That's how we get to school every day. This is our normal. ¡Vamos!

In a winning, sunny voice in a bright, friendly palette, debut author-illustrator Sendy Santamaria tells the story of one girl's commute—a commute Sendy herself made growing up as an American citizen living in Mexico. Yenebi's Drive to School takes readers on a trip to school that many will recognize as very similar to their own.

SENDY SANTAMARIA is an Oakland-based Xicana author and illustrator. She received her BFA in Illustration from California College of the Arts. She grew up along both sides of the border between San Diego and Tijuana and spent a lot of time daydreaming on the San Diego Blue Line trolley. Her work celebrates everyday narratives and Chicanx culture. She is inspired by migration, perseverance, pigeons and love. 

THIS EVENT is free but pre-registration is required. Registration ends at 12:00 pm on June 18th.

BECAUSE SEATING is limited, please register only if you plan to attend.

DUE TO SPACE limitations, we may not be able to accommodate every person at an event, so early registration is encouraged.

WALK-INS will be accommodated only if space allows.

WE ASK that attendees arrive between 1:45 and 2:00 PM for the event.

PLEASE leave your non-support companion animals at home.


Sunday, June 18, 2023 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
Yenebi's Drive to School By Sendy Santamaria Cover Image
ISBN: 9781797216294
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or available within 1-5 days.
Published: Chronicle Books - June 27th, 2023