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Book Party: “Platanos Go With Everything” with Lissette Norman, Angie Cruz, & Kianny N. Antigua

Join Word Up for the book launch of Plátanos Go with Everything/Los plátanos van con todo, a fantastic new bilingual book by Lissette Norman about the magical Caribbean staple. It’ll be a party at Recirculation, a project of Word Up, with a story time in English with Norman and in Spanish with Kianny N. Antigua, a conversation between Norman, Antigua, and Angie Cruz, and a signing, plus some music and giveaways!  

Preorder the Plátanos Go with Everything and/or Plátanos Go with Everything/Los plátanos van con todo and receive a sticker set and postcard.

“Yesenia takes readers on a sensory and culinary journey. Bright, inviting illustrations welcome readers into the warm embrace of family and food.” — Kirkus Reviews

Word Up Community Bookshop & Lissette Norman stand in solidarity with the HarperCollins Union and 10% of the sales of Plátanos Go with Everything and Plátanos Go with Everything/Los plátanos van con todo at Word Up will go to union organizers. 

This event is a $5 suggested donation ticket with 50 max attendees. Please register in advance.

In compliance with Word Up Community Safety guidelines, all attendees for this event must wear a mask inside.

Recirculation, a project of Word Up Community Bookshop, is located at 876 Riverside Drive (near 160th St.) in Washington Heights, NYC. You can take the 1 train to 157th St., A/C train to 163rd St., and the M4 and M5 to Broadway and 159/160th.


Paletero Man meets Fry Bread in this vibrant and cheerful ode to plátanos, the star of Dominican cuisine, written by award-winning poet Lissette Norman, illustrated by Sara Palacios, and translated by Kianny N. Antigua.

Plátanos are Yesenia’s favorite food. They can be sweet and sugary, or salty and savory. And they’re a part of almost every meal her Dominican family makes. 

Stop by her apartment and find out why plátanos go with everything—especially love!

Perfect for reading aloud and shared story time!


Lissette Norman is a poet and author of the picture books My Feet Are Laughing and Plátanos Go with Everything. She is also co-author of the picture books, Until Someone Listens (w/ Estela Juarez) and On the Line: The First African-American Rockette (w/ Jennifer Jones). Lissette received her BA in English at SUNY- Binghamton and currently lives in New York City. 

Word Up Community Safety Guidelines

MASKING POLICY: All attendees ages 2 and older must wear a mask at all times when indoors at the store at Word Up and Recirculation.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Word Up Community Bookshop reserves the right to cancel events for any reason, including but not limited to safety concerns.

CODE OF CONDUCT: Please note Word Up has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during any event, virtual or in-person. Please read our Safe Space Policy for more information. Anyone violating these rules will be expelled from the event at the discretion of the organizers. Please report all harassment to events@wordupbooks.com immediately.

PHOTOS & RECORDING: Events may be recorded, and video and photos may be posted on our website, social media, and elsewhere. If you would prefer not to be visible, please let a Word Up team member know. 

PRIVACY: Registrants will be added to the Word Up mailing list. Your contact information will never be shared or sold. You may unsubscribe or update your subscription at any time.

ACCESSIBILITY: Recirculation is a wheelchair-accessible space with one ramp from the street level down to the store. Most of the shelves are on wheels and can be moved to provide additional access. The bathrooms are not yet ADA compliant and do not yet have a changing table but are gender neutral. The events are mic’d for sound and videos are captioned when possible. Free ASL interpretation is available for most programs upon request. Please email events@wordupbooks.com to request interpretation as early as possible. If you have specific questions about the space or how an event can be made more accessible to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@wordupbooks.com.

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Feb 04 2023


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Recirculation, a project of Word Up Community Bookshop
876 Riverside Drive, New York, NY, USA
Word Up Community Bookshop / Librería Comunitaria


Word Up Community Bookshop / Librería Comunitaria
(347) 688-4456

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