The excitement and mystery of Zorro will come alive during the Long Beach Public Library Foundation’s 11th
Annual Long Beach Reads One Book celebration. This month-long, multi-event program begins in March and will
have everyone in Long Beach excited about one incredible book: Isabel Allende’s Zorro.
The novel, which chronicles Zorro’s childhood and adolescence, begins as the young Diego de la Vega and his
Native American “brother” Bernardo, grow up in the 1790s in Alta California during a time when the Spanish
colonial government, the missionaries and the various Native American populations in California are struggling to
live together peacefully.
“Isabel Allende’s Zorro is a fast moving, historical, romantic and dramatic novel, and we encourage everyone to
begin reading now so they will be ready for all the amazing activities that will take place in March,” said Susan
Redfield, Chair of Long Beach Reads One Book.