Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Why Do I Write Multicultural Books?

My goal as a writer is to produce good multicultural children's literature; stories where minority children are portrayed in a positive way, where they can see themselves as heroes, and where they can dream and have hopes for the future. I want to write authentic stories of Latin American children living in the United States.

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) honored me with a "Los Angeles Board of Education Certificate of Appreciation" both as a teacher and author. They asked me, "Why do you write?" My answer is in the video.

Meet the New Mexico Book Awards winners this Thursday.

Rio Rancho Public Library has organized a special book signing event for the winners in the 2007 New Mexico Book Awards this Thurday, July 10, 2008. The signing will take place at the Loma Colorado Main Library Auditorium from 6:30pm - 8:30pm and is free and open to the public.

755 Loma Colorado Dr. NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 891-5013

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

that's great you want to write multicultural children's books. what if you also included children of other ethnic backgrounds working together? Then it can help students understand other people instead of limiting themselves to their own ethnic identity.

(p.s. this is from a current USC MAT program student)