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Live: My Post for Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros Blog Hop

I hope you've all been reading and commenting along with the Latinas 4 Latino Lit Día Blog Hop!

Head on over to Growing Up Blackxican to read my entry in this series: Encouraging Early Childhood Literacy in the Latino Household, where I relate the vital role my multicultural parents had in the development of my love of reading, books, and eventual career as a children's book illustrator.

Comment to enter the amazing Grand Giveaway of more than 30 Latino children's books for your school or library. Thanks and happy reading!


Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros Blog Hop Kickoff

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The Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros Blog Hop has kicked off! Follow the calendar of entries below to join in this exciting celebration of Latino children's literature (and please note my post on April 20th)!

Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros Blog Hop:

April 10th - Pat Mora on Latinas 4 Latino Lit
April 11th - Alma Flor Ada on All of Me...Now
April 12th - Margarita Engle on The Wise Latina Club
April 13th - F. Isabel Campoy on Autism Wonderland
April 14th - Joe Cepeda on Mommy Maestra
April 15th - Lulu Delacre on Modern Mami
April 16th - Jorge Argueta on Sweet Life Bake
April 17th - René Colato-Laínez on Latinaish
April 18th - Amy Costales on Mami's Time Out
April 19th - Monica Brown on New Latina
April 20th - Christina Rodriguez on Growing Up Blackxican
April 21st - James Luna on De Su Mama
April 22nd - Brian Amador on Moms LA
April 23rd - Mara Price on Mama Latina Tips
April 24th - Jeff Zorilla on Multicultural Familia
April 25th - John Parra on Mami Talks
April 26th - Duncan Tonatiuh on Spanglish Baby
April 27th - René Saldaña on Living Mi Vida Loca
April 28th - Eric Gonzalez on Unknown Mami
April 29th - Irania Patterson on The Domestic Buzz

Remember to comment on any or all posts to enter the Grand Giveaway! On Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros, a collection of 25(!) books of Latino children's literature will be awarded to a commenter for their local school or library.

Have fun and happy reading!


Día de los Niños / Día de los Libros Blog Hop

I've been invited to participate in a fun Latino children's book-themed online event next week: a "Blog Hop" to celebrate Día de los Niños / Día de los Libros.

Sponsored by Latinas4LatinoLit.org and kicking off on April 10th, 20 Latino authors and illustrators will be featured on a different Latino blog each day. There are some fabulous storytellers involved, including Pat Mora, Alma Flor Ada, René Colato-Laínez, Joe Cepeda, and James Luna, and an accomplished group of Latina bloggers.

I'm very excited to be a part of this! Join me on Ruby's blog on April 20th, 2013 as we celebrate growing up bicultural in a military family and the important role of parents in the development of early childhood literacy.

This is also a great opportunity to benefit readers in your community! At the end of the hop on April 30th, Día de los Niños / Día de los Libros, a Grand Giveaway package consisting of a collection of Latino children's literature will be awarded to a commenter for their local school or library. Comment on any (or all!) of the blog posts to enter. It seems that now more than ever, communities everywhere need these books!

Check back soon for the official kick-off post and links.

Related Posts in the blog of Latina children's book illustrator Christina Rodriguez