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.
Thanks to KidLit TV portions of the program will also be live streamed.
9:00 – 9:30
Breakfast and Registration
9:30 – 9:45
Loida Garcia-Febo, President, American Library Association
9:45 – 10:30
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
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
Lunch on Your Own
11:45 – 12:20
Author, Book Signing Begins
12:20 – 1:10
Soy yo: Developing Identities & Relationships in Latinx Coming-of-Age Stories
Pablo Cartaya, Marcus Vega Does n’t Speak Spanish
Emma Otheguy, Silver Meadows Summer (tentative)
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
Keynote: Duncan Tonatiuh
1:30 – 2:00
Authors Sign Books