Two Chances to Learn About Award Winning Latino Children’s Literature

Teaching for Change is pleased to co-sponsor two events with the Américas Book Award in early October in Washington, DC.


Friday, October 5, 2012
Library of Congress
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
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Awards ceremony at the Library of Congress on Friday, October 5 from 3:00-5:30 PM. Receiving awards will be Monica Brown (author) and Julie Paschkis (illustrator) for Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People and Margarita Engle for Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck. The ceremony is free and open to the public. If you’d like to attend, RSVP. See the press release to learn more about the award and the additional books that received honorable mention.


Saturday, October 6, 2012
Busboys and Poets (14th & V)
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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Presentation for teachers about Latino children’s literature at Busboys and Poets called “Using Children’s Literature to Explore Latin American/Latino Cultural Heritage.” For $12.00 attendees receive breakfast, curriculum materials, and signed copies of Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People . Click here for registration information.

One of our staff members, America Calderon, served on the 2012 Americas Award selection committee. If you’ve not read the award winning titles, we encourage you to add them to your reading list today.