Mission Libertad By Lizette M Lantigua

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Mission Libertad

Meet Author Lizette M. Lantigua!

Lizette M. Lantigua, was born in Queens, New York, and raised in South Florida. Her parents were born in Cuba and exiled to the United States in 1961. As a newspaper reporter, writer and Emmy-nominated television producer in South Florida, Lizette has extensively covered the experiences of the Hispanic community.

She is the owner of Good News! Book Fair www.goodnewsbookfair.com, a Catholic school focused book fair. They offer a large selection of fun books with Christian themes from Pre-K to Teens as well as T-shirts, table games, music and more! They partner with leading Catholic publishers to deliver a unique experience to schools and the Parish community. They also give a portion of their sales to the host school. Its goal is to evangelize, create Catholic identity and fundraise! Lizette (Liz) Lantigua, lives with her husband and three daughters in a suburb of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

In this interview, Jed chatted with Lizette Latingua to talk about her new book for youths ages 10-14, Mission Libertad. This is a fast-paced adventure about a young boy’s escape from the oppressive regime of communist Cuba and his settlement in the United States. Lizette tells us what inspired her to write Luisito’s story & about her wonderful book fair. Be Sure To Tune In!


Crack the Biblical code in this story of suspense, adventure, discovery, and faith! Fact and fiction converge in this thrilling tale of fourteen year old Luisito Ramirez. After daringly escaping from 1970s communist Cuba, courageous Luiz becomes immersed in American culture, and carries out a secret religious mission under the eyes of spies. Intergrating Spanish vocabulary and Cuban culture, this novel for ages 10 to 14 provides an exciting story of the Catholic faith lived out during turmoil.

If you haven’t already done so, check out this podcast episode with Lizette Lantigua, as she discusses her book, how Luisito grows into the Catholic faith over the course of hr novel & how does her own faith play into the writing process of this book. She also tells us about her good news book fair where they have a great selection of fun, and inspiring books, CD’s, movies and Christian themed gifts for K-8 grade students, teachers, and parents. She says Good News! Book Fair is also a great fundraising opportunity for school!

For more information on Mission Libertad and her Book Fair, please visit

Good News! Book Fair sites

Amazon author page

Facebook author page

Twitter: @LizetteLantigua


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