Drawing and Writing Libros: A Conversation about Children’s Publishing

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Sat. March 25, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Omni Hotel - Monroe Room

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Hosted by: We Need Diverse Books


Picture book authors and illustrators Juana Medina (Juana and Lucas), Lulu Delacre (¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z! Descubriendo el bosque nublado; Olinguito, from A to Z! Unveiling the Cloud Forest), and Angela Dominguez (Marta! Big & Small) discuss their Latinx roots and the behind-the-scenes aspects of producing award-winning and critically-acclaimed works for children.

Why should you attend?

By means of the alphabet, [Olinguito, de la A a la Z!] introduces the cloud forest habitat of the olinguito, a recently discovered mammalian species from the Ecuadorean Andes… Poetic and informative, a breath of fresh air…”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A cross between a concept book and a word book, [Marta! Big & Small] is a fun read-aloud to use anytime or in a bilingual storytime program.”―School Library Journal

“Through this strong, adventurous, and smart female protagonist, [Juana] Medina presents an extraordinary story about the many opportunities learning a new language can bring… This upbeat new series for young readers is a must-buy.”—Booklist, starred review