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Heritage Month Book Club

Hopewell Valley Heritage Month Book Club

During the 2021-22 school year, the Hopewell Valley Regional School District in conjunction with HVEF will be honoring various Heritage Months by sponsoring community book reads and discussions to celebrate the diverse cultures present within the United States and our local community. We will also be providing videos offering a Children’s Book Story Time read by HVRSD teachers and staff that celebrate each Heritage Month.

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month began as a way to celebrate and promote the history, culture, & contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans, specifically those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, & Central and South America.


Join us for a

Community Book Discussion with author Alexandra Villasante

The Grief Keeper 

September 27th @ 7PM via zoom

facilitated by HVRSD teachers and staff.

Parents/Guardians - This book contains LGBTQ+ themes. There is also mature language and content, including minor violence.

Register below to obtain a zoom link for the discussion with the author.

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This is a free event. Any donations to HVEF directly support our mission of bringing innovation and excellence to all HVRSD schools through teacher initiated grants. Donate online below or venmo @hvedfd. Thank you.


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Alexandra Villasante

Alexandra Villasante has always loved telling stories—though not always with words. She has a BFA in Painting and an MA in Combined Media (that’s art school speak for making work out of anything). Born in New Jersey to immigrant parents, Alex has the privilege of dreaming in both English and Spanish. 

When she’s not writing or painting, Alexandra is the online program manager for the Highlights Foundation. She lives with her family in the semi-wilds of Pennsylvania. Her debut Young Adult novel, The Grief Keeper, was an Indies Next, Indies Introduce and Fall 2019 Junior Library Guild Selection. The Grief Keeper is on ALA’s Rainbow Book List 2020 and is the winner of the 2020 Lambda Literary Award  for LGBTQ Children’s Literature/Young Adult Fiction.