September 1, 2017

Meet the author of LA BORINQUEÑA!

Celebrated Puerto Rican graphic novelist comes to the Bethlehem Area Public Library, September 16th 3pm

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is the creator of La Borinqueña, a new and original comic book character that has grown into a cultural phenomenon and a nationally recognized symbol of Puerto Rican patriotism, social justice, and equality for all. Miranda-Rodriguez will be speaking about his work and signing books at the Bethlehem Area Public Library (11 W. Church St) at 3pm on September 16th in an event scheduled to celebrate the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The event is free of charge and open to audiences of all ages.

Miranda-Rodriguez is a well-known figure in the comic book world. He is the Art Director/Owner at Somos Arte as well as a writer at Marvel Entertainment. He is also the editor-in-chief of “Darryl Makes Comics,” an independent comic book imprint launched in 2014 by Darryl McDaniels of famed hip-hop group, Run-D.M.C.
La Borinqueña is an Afro-Boricua woman who tackles issues rather than villains. “She doesn’t fight crime, per se. She’s a symbol of hope,” says Miranda-Rodriguez.
A book signing will follow the presentation.

Event Sponsors:
The Law Firm of Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith
South Side Initiative
Taggart Associates
Tim Brion, Agent, State Farm
Judge Carolyn Nichols for Superior Court
Ron Heckman for Northampton County Council
Peter Melan for Northampton County Council
Nick Englesson for District Judge
Barbara Diamond
Paige Van Wirt: Write-In for Bethlehem City Council
Amy Zanelli for Lehigh County Commissioner
Councilman Julio A. Guridy
Sharon & Ron Yoshida
NCC Hispanic Caucus
Carlos López


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