TOUR SCHEDULE: The Bluest Sky by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Hello everyone! We are so excited to announce the tour schedule for The Bluest Sky by Christina Diaz Gonzalez.

September 5th
Sheaf and Ink – Promotional Post
Epic Book Society – Review & Favorite Quotes

September 6th
Kait Plus Books – Interview

September 7th
This Soul’s Devouring Words – Promotional Post
Books We Love – Review

September 8th
Stuck in Fiction – Interview
The Someday Librarian – Review

September 9th
The Book Dutchesses – Promotional Post
PopTheButterfly Reads – Review

September 10th
Nine Bookish Lives – Interview

September 11th
Boys’ Mom Reads! – Review
Reading Stewardess – Review

September 5th
sheafandink – Blogger’s Choice

September 6th
tbrandbeyond – Promotional Post

September 7th
anjalisdevouringwords – Blogger’s Choice
bookswelovee – Blogger’s Choice

September 8th
hodophile_z – Review
thesomedaylibrarian – Blogger’s Choice

September 9th – Review & Favorite Quotes
popthebutterfly – Blogger’s Choice

September 10th
ninebookishlives – Blogger’s Choice

September 11th
writingrosereads – Promotional Post

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction
Publishing date: September 6th, 2022

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Rep: Cubin, Cubin-American, Latinx


A boy and his family must decide whether to remain in Cuba under a repressive government or risk everything for the chance of a new beginning in this gripping story from the award-winning author of The Red Umbrella.

There are two versions of Héctor: the public and the private. It’s the only way to survive in communist Cuba—especially when your father was exiled to the U.S. and labeled an enemy of the people. Héctor must always be seen as a fierce supporter of the regime, even if that means loudly rejecting the father he still loves.

But in the summer of 1980, those two versions are hard to keep separate. No longer able to suppress a public uprising, the Cuban government says it will open the port of Mariel to all who wish to leave the country—if they can find a boat. But choosing to leave comes with a price. Those who want to flee are denounced as traitors by family and friends. There are violent acts of repudiation, and no one knows if they will truly be allowed to leave the country or not.

So when Héctor’s mother announces that she wants the family to risk everything to go to the United States, he is torn. He misses his father, but Cuba is the only home he has ever known. All his dreams and plans require him to stay. Can he leave everything behind for an unknown future?

In a summer of heat and upheaval, danger and deadly consequences, Héctor’s two worlds are on a collision course. Will the impact destroy him and everything he loves?

Christina Diaz Gonzalez’s great-grandmother, great-uncle, and extended family came to the U.S. through the Mariel boatlift. She vividly remembers meeting them all for the first time in the summer of 1980 and is proud to share this part of her family’s history.

Christina Diaz Gonzalez is the Edgar® award-winning author of several books including The Red UmbrellaA Thunderous WhisperMoving TargetConcealed, and two upcoming books, Invisible (a graphic novel available in August 2022) and The Bluest Sky (a historical fiction novel available in September 2022). Her books have received numerous honors including the Florida Book Award, the Nebraska Book Award, and the International Latino Book Award. Her work has also been designated as an American Library Association’s Best Fiction for Young Adults selection, a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, a Junior Library Guild Gold Selection, and as an International Reading Association’s Teachers’ Choice book. Christina currently lives in Miami, Florida with her husband, sons, and a dog that can open doors.

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