A Writer Belongs Everywhere: Stories from a Writing Workshop for Middle School Girls — Latinxs in Kid Lit

By Tracey Flores “A woman who writes has power, and a woman with power is feared.” ~Gloria Anzaldúa On an overcast and windy day in May, ten young girls and women–daughters, sisters, mothers and teachers–gathered in Mrs. Gonzalez’s 7th grade classroom for an afternoon of sharing, writing and storytelling. Nibbling on pepperoni pizza and […]

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Celebrating Pura Belpré Winners: Spotlight on Under the Royal Palms by Alma Flor Ada — 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 will also feature […]

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Celebrating Pura Belpré Winners: Spotlight on Grandma’s Gift by Eric Velasquez — 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 will also feature […]

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June Releases — Crazy QuiltEdi

Unplugged by Donna Freitas; HarperTeen. Ages 13 and up. Humanity is split into a dying physical world for the poor and an extravagant virtual world for the wealthy. Years ago, Skylar Cruz crossed over to the App World for a chance at a better life, and her family stayed behind in the Real World. Now Skye […]

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Celebrating Pura Belpré Winners: Spotlight on David Diaz — 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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Celebrating Pura Belpré Winners: Spotlight on Doña Flor, illustrated by Raul Colón — 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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Celebrating Pura Belpré Winners: Spotlight on Parrot in the Oven — 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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