Libros Latinxs: Spotlight on Latina Illustrators Part 3: Sara Palacios, Claudia Rueda, and Tania de Regil — Latinxs in Kid Lit

By Cecilia Cackley This is the third in a series of posts spotlighting Latina illustrators of picture books. Some of these artists have been creating children’s books for many years, while others will have their first book out this year. Some of them live in the US, while others live overseas. They come from […]

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Listening Latinx: An author’s audiobook experience — Latinxs in Kid Lit

I have been listening to audiobooks for nearly three decades, so it was something of a dream come true to see Out of Darkness go into production shortly after it received a Printz Honor. Before production began, though, I found myself wondering if my strong opinions about narration, pronunciation, and the like would get in […]

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Celebrating Pura Belpré Award Winners: Spotlight on Julia Alvarez — Latinxs in Kid Lit

The Pura Belpré Awards turns 20 this year! The milestone will be marked on Sunday, June 26, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. during the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. According to the award’s site, the celebration will feature speeches by the 2016 Pura Belpré award-winning authors and illustrators, book signings, light snacks, and entertainment. The […]

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Celebrate Earth Day By Reading Kid Lit Books As An Ecocritic — Latinxs in Kid Lit

By Marianne Snow Campbell Earth Day is here again! It’s a time to honor the natural world that surrounds us, consider how we can take better care of the environment, and take action keep our planet healthy and beautiful. In schools, many teachers and students will join together to read and discuss books with […]

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Celebrating Pura Belpré Winners: Spotlight on Writer & Illustrator Yuyi Morales — Latinxs in Kid Lit

The Pura Belpré Awards turns 20 this year! The milestone will be marked on Sunday, June 26, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. during the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. According to the award’s site, the celebration will feature speeches by the 2016 Pura Belpré award-winning authors and illustrators, book signings, light snacks, and entertainment. The […]

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Q&A with Author Diana López about NOTHING UP MY SLEEVE — Latinxs in Kid Lit

By Marianne Snow Campbell Today we’re very pleased to host a dialogue with Diana López in honor of her newest middle grades novel, Nothing Up My Sleeve, which released on April 19. This book follows three friends – Dominic, Loop, and Z – as they discover the exciting world of stage magic one summer. […]

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Celebrating Pura Belpré Award Winners: The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan — Latinxs in Kid Lit

The Pura Belpré Awards turns 20 this year! The milestone will be marked on Sunday, June 26, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. during the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. According to the award’s site, the celebration will feature speeches by the 2016 Pura Belpré award-winning authors and illustrators, book signings, light snacks, and entertainment. The event […]

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