Diverse Voices in Latinx Children’s Literature LIVE STREAM!
Latinx Festival Live Stream
A Celebration of Bilingual Books and Latinx Communities at
Bank Street College
LIVE from Bank Street College!
March 9, Saturday 9:30 am – 2 pm ET
The Center for Children’s Literature at Bank Street College of Education is thrilled to announce its spring mini-conference, Diverse Voices in Latinx Children’s Literature. Author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh will be our keynote speaker.
Duncan is the recipient of the Pura Belpré and Sibert medals as well as the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. He is the author and illustrator of Undocumented: A Worker’s Fight (Abrams) Amalia Hernández and Mexico’s Folkloric Ballet (Abrams) The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes (Abrams) as well as many other amazing books!
The conference will be in English and is for Spanish and English speaking librarians, elementary school teachers, publishers, authors and parents who want to expand their knowledge and better serve their populations. Register to attend the conference at Bank Street in NYC HERE.
9:30 – 9:45 am
Welcome to the Latinax Conference:
Loida Garcia-Febo, President, American Library Association
9:45 – 10:30 am
Exploring the Power of Visual Literacy Through Latinx Comics
Raúl Gonzalez, LOWRIDERS BLAST FROM THE PAST
Liniers Macanudo, BUENAS NOCHES PLANETA
Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, LA BORINQUEÑA
Moderator: Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal
10:30 – 11:20 am
Elevating Our Heroes Through Picture Books
Duncan Tonatiuh, DANZA! AMALIA HERNÁNDEZ AND EL BALLET FOLKLÓRICO DE MÉXICO
Raul Colón, MIGUEL’S BRAVE KNIGHT: YOUNG CERVANTES AND HIS DREAM OF DON QUIXOTE
Eric Velasquez, SCHOMBURG: THE MAN WHO BUILT THE LIBRARY
Anika Aldamuy Denise, PLANTING STORIES: THE LIFE OF LIBRARIAN AND STORYTELLER PURA BELPRÉ
Rudy Gutierrez, CARLOS SANTANA: SOUND OF THE HEART, SONG OF THE WORLD
Moderator: Sonia Rodriguez, LaGuardia Community College
11:20 am – 12:20 pm
Author & illustrator interviews hosted by Rocco Staino!
12:20 – 1:10 pm
Soy yo: Developing Identities & Relationships in Latinx Coming-of-Age Stories
Pablo Cartaya, MARCUS VEGA DOESN’T SPEAK SPANISH
Angela Dominguez, STELLA DIAZ HAS SOMETHING TO SAY
Hilda Eunice Burgos, ANA MARIA REYES DOES NOT LIVE IN A CASTLE
Aida Salazar, THE MOON WITHIN
Moderator: Carla España, Hunter College
1:10 – 1:30 pm
Keynote: Duncan Tonatiuh
Executive Producer: Julie Gribble