Enhance Your Book Club
1. Set the mood with food! However sparse her meal, what Juana eats is often described in great detail throughout Across a Hundred Mountains. Before your book club meeting, look online for recipes (this site has many Mexican meal suggestions: http://www.mexgrocer.com/) for the authentic Mexican dishes and foods that the characters eat, such as quesadillas. Assign different dishes to members in your book club and bring the food to your meeting.
2. Juana ultimately assumes Adelina’s identity. Before your book group meets to discuss Across a Hundred Mountains, have fun playing with this theme. Draw names to swap “identities” with another member in your club, and come dressed up as that member for your meeting. Everyone in the group can take turns guessing who each person has become!