Center for Children’s Literature

Latinx Mini-Conference

“Diverse Voices in Latinx Children’s Literature”

Author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh

Saturday, March 9, 2019
The Center for Children’s Literature at Bank Street College of Education is thrilled to announce its second mini-conference focusing on Latinx Children’s Literature. The event will take place this year at Bank Street’s 112th Street address. 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.

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Program

9:00 – 9:30 AM: Breakfast and Registration

9:30 – 9:45 AM: Opening Remarks
Loida Garcia-Febo, President, American Library Association

9:45 – 10:30 AM: Fantasy and Illustration in Graphic Novels and Comics

  • Raúl the Third, 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: Break

  • Lunch on your own
  • Book sales

11:45 AM – 12:20 PM: Author, Book Signing Begins

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

1:30 – 2:00 PM: Authors Sign Books