Wednesday, November 25, 2009

René Has Two Last Names Virtual Book Tour

Bienvenidos to the first René Has Two Last Names Virtual Book Tour. Next week, the book and the author will visit several blogs. Make sure to leave your comments to have the chance to get a free copy of the book. If you don't get it one day, keep leaving your comments the next day. Everyday a book will be giveaway. ¡Pasa la voz! Tell your friends!

Muchas gracias to Jo Ann Hernández at BronzeWord Latino Virtual Book Tour for organize this tour.

Latino Children's Literacy Conference

National 3rd Annual Celebration of 
Latino Children's Literature Conference
 Connecting Cultures & Celebrating Cuentos

Save the Date for the Third Annual Celebration of Latino Children’s Literature conference to be held in Tuscaloosa, AL on April 23rd and 24th, 2010. This exciting, two day conference includes performances and appearances by several award-winning Latin@authors/illustrators including Monica Brown, Rafael López, and Carmen Tafolla. The keynote address will be delivered by a nationally-recognized, scholar of Latino Children’s Literature and Multicultural Education.

Conference participants will have a choice of over a dozen breakout sessions on topics related to Latino children’s literature and literacy. As part of the theme “Connecting Cultures and Celebrating Cuentos,” we will host an El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) family and community event on the evening of April 23rd at the local public library. Festivities will include storytelling and free books for the niños.

Registration for this premiere National Latino Children’s Literature Conference is limited and begins January 2010. The call for presentation proposals will be issued in November 2009. For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Jamie C. Naidoo; (205)348-1518 

Sponsored by the 
School of Library and Information Studies
 @ the University of Alabama

For more information visit

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