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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.


Technical Difficulties

Happy April, everybody! It’s crazy that we’re a quarter of the way through 2013 already – where did the time go? At any rate, I’ve been steadily bringing a brand-new look to my website behind-the-scenes and hope debut it before half the freakin’ year goes by. I’ve got a lot of changes to make, but I’m excited about them. Wish me luck!


Drawn to Spring 2013

Event logo by Jason Hart.

Celebrate spring with children's book writers and illustrators at a field trip to The Harvard Museum of Natural History! We’re going to spend the morning gathering inspiration from the best scientific displays and natural exhibits that the museum has to offer. All are welcome to explore with new sketches, write a children’s poem, develop a character or story idea, research a scene, or experiment with creative techniques. Look closer and dig deeper into your imagination!

Kidlit Salon: Drawn to Spring
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. to noon
Place: The Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA
Fee: Free to join with $12 admission to the museum.

Meet at the Oxford Street Entrance at 10 a.m. The group will explore the museum until noon, and afterwards will convene at John Harvard's Brewery (33 Dunster St.) for a drink and to show each other our work. This is a great chance to mingle with some of your fellow kidlit enthusiasts!

To register, go to drawntospring2013.eventbrite.com or use the form below:


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