Friday, May 6, 2016

Latinos in Kid Lit








































Thanks to Latinos in Kid Lit for this great article on Book Fiesta that celebrates Día de los Niños/Children's Day/Book Day. To read the article and see lots of imagery please visit this link: Latinos in Kid Lit

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Maybe Something Beautiful Mural





San Diego Cooperative Charter School 2 Before




New Mural painted for El día de los niños/El día de los libros [Children's Day/Book Day]








Community at work.











Maybe Something Beautiful Book Team: Author Isabel Campoy, Editor Jeannette E. Larson HMH, Stefanie Von Borstel of Full Circle Literary and Author Theresa Howell.


















































Grateful to SDCCS 2 Principal Anthony Villaseñor

Authors Theresa Howell & Isabel Campoy read Maybe Something Beautiful to the crowds










































































Had a great time last week preparing and painting this mural to celebrate Día and the release of Maybe Something Beautiful. Thanks to all the amazing kids, volunteers, families and artist friends who made it possible at the San Diego Cooperative Charter School 2 in southeast San Diego.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Viva Cuba/Focus on



Cuba and the United States are only 90 miles away but for over 50 years have been apart. Teachers and students are discussing our changing relationship in their classrooms. Thanks to School Library Journal for posting a list of useful books and for including Drum Dream Girl written by Cuban born Margarita Engle on that list. Check it out at School Library Journal.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

¿Cachai? Chile

¿Cachai? is a popular expression that means do you catch or do your know? I just returned from an amazing trip to Chile, invited by Nido de Aguilas to speak to kids about making books. Wanted to share some memories and thank the many new friends I made along the way.

Connecting with new librarian friends at Nido de Aguilas in Chile
Visiting Villalobos studio with Antonia López and Nevenka Pavic in Valparaiso, Chile

Peeling Textures

Museo Violeta Parra



Valparaiso

Liguria, one of the oldest and coolest restaurants in downtown Santiago





Saturday, April 16, 2016

Read to Achieve


Kids discover Maybe Something Beautiful at Otis Elementary School




Boston Celtic's player Marcus Smart reading with kids
Thanks to Boston Celtics players for inspiring the next generation as part of Read to Achieve. Check out this short video of the event and appreciate Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for donating books to this worthwhile program.