The Library Foundation

The Library Foundation

Badgerdog Book Crush Online Workshop for 5th + 6th graders | The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez


The Library Foundation


5th - 6th grade


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Jul 12, 2021 - Jul 30, 2021

15 classes remaining

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT




8 students

Class Experience

In this magical middle-grade debut novel from Adrianna Cuevas, The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez, a Cuban American boy must use his secret ability to communicate with animals to save the inhabitants of his town when they are threatened by a tule vieja, a witch that transforms into animals.

In this workshop, students will discuss a variety of story elements including character, plot, point of view, dialog, pacing, outlining, revision and more. Students will read the novel THE TOTAL ECLIPSE OF NESTOR LOPEZ by Austin-based author Adrianna Cuevas during this workshop. The novel will be used to illustrate and discuss these elements, progressing chapter by chapter through the novel over the course of the workshop. Students have their choice of working on different stories each day, or one continuous story throughout the workshop. Copies of the novel will be sent to each student and are included in the cost of registration!

- These workshops will require campers to have access to Zoom and GoogleDrive.
- Workshops are capped at 8 students maximum.
- Each student will be assigned a Google Drive folder where they can upload their work for additional instructor feedback and communication.
- The time listed on this registration page will be the time of your 1.5-hour workshop on Zoom. All workshops are listed in the Central Time Zone.
- Once your registration is complete, you will receive an email from The Library Foundation’s programs manager, Kate Kelly, with more information about your specific workshop.
- This program runs for three weeks, M-F. Registration covers this entire three-week period. There are no drop-in options or prorated rates.
- Scholarships will be awarded on an ongoing basis to meet demonstrated financial need. To apply for a scholarship, please visit the Badgerdog camps page or email for more information.

How To Participate

You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions.