The Library Foundation

The Library Foundation

The Library Foundation Badgerdog Book Crush Online Workshop for 3rd + 4th graders | CUBA IN MY POCKET

Badgerdog Book Crush Online Workshop for 3rd + 4th graders | CUBA IN MY POCKET


The Library Foundation

The Library Foundation Badgerdog Book Crush Online Workshop for 3rd + 4th graders | CUBA IN MY POCKET

3rd - 4th grade


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Jun 13, 2022 - Jun 24, 2022


10:00am - 11:30am CDT




Sibling Discount

Class Experience

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 CUBA IN MY POCKET by the local Austin 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. At the end of the workshop, the author will join the class to answer the campers' burning questions!


“I don’t remember. Tell me everything, Pepito. Tell me about Cuba.”

When the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 solidifies Castro’s power in Cuba, twelve-year-old Cumba’s family makes the difficult decision to send him to Florida alone. Faced with the prospect of living in another country by himself, Cumba tries to remember the sound of his father’s clarinet, the smell of his mother’s lavender perfume.

Life in the United States presents a whole new set of challenges. Lost in a sea of English speakers, Cumba has to navigate a new city, a new school, and new freedom all on his own. With each day, Cumba feels more confident in his new surroundings, but he continues to wonder: Will his family ever be whole again? Or will they remain just out of reach, ninety miles across the sea?


- These workshops will require campers to have access to Zoom and GoogleDrive. 

- Workshops are capped at 15 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, Katherine Lamb, with more information about your specific workshop. 

- This program runs for two weeks, M-F. Registration covers this entire two-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.

Other Things To Know

Cancellation Policy

Please contact Katherine Lamb at for specific inquiries about cancellation. Full information is available on our website at Badgerdog Creative Writing Camps

How To Participate

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