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Domino R. Perez, Director BUR 552, Mailcode F9200, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 471-4557

Public Reception and Conversation

Fri, September 20, 2013 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM • Black Box Theatre, Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River Street, Austin, Texas

"Latino/a Children’s Books: Issues and the Role of Librarian and Community Advocacy"

The program for this event will include two presentations one by Armando Rendón, author of the children’s book, "Noldo and his magical scooter at the Battle of the Alamo." The second presentation by Oralia Garza de Cortes will discuss the following issues: accessibility in the publishing of Latino/a children’s literature; community advocacy for literature that matters; and library programs and services to promote Latino literacy.  These presentations will be followed by a community conversation about literacy and advocacy.

Sponsored by El Corazon de Texas Chapter of REFORMA, Las Comadres, the Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies - Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Colelction, the Center for Mexican American Studies, and the Texas Center for Education Policy.


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