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Sunday, April 24 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Amplifying Voices and Visions: Border and Immigrant Perspectives In Children's Literature

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Join us via YouTube for this free event where we welcome Alda P. Dobbs, Daniel Aleman, Payal Doshi, Margarita Longoria, and Maria E. Andreu for a virtual reading and conversation on border and immigrant perspectives in writing for children. These authors will all share stories aimed to expand and enrich young readers' views of the world and of themselves while creating empathy and showing how similar we all are in spite of our origins, our histories, and our cultural backgrounds. They will also share ideas for incorporating these books into lessons on teaching immigration, life near the U.S.-Mexico border, and cultures outside the U.S.

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Daniel Aleman

Daniel Aleman was born and raised in Mexico City. A graduate of McGill University, he is passionate about books, coffee, and dogs. After spending time in Montreal and the New York City area, he now lives in Toronto, where he is on a never-ending search for the best tacos in the city... Read More →
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Payal Doshi

Payal Doshi has lived in the UK and US where she noticed a lack of Indian protagonists in global children’s fiction and one day wrote the opening paragraph to what would become her first children’s novel. She was born and raised in Mumbai, India, and currently resides in Minneapolis... Read More →
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Margarita Longoria

Margarita Longoria is an award-winning high school librarian in South Texas. She is the founder of Border Book Bash: Celebrating Teens and Tweens of the Rio Grande Valley and served on state reading committees for the Texas Library Association. She is the editor of LIVING BEYOND... Read More →
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Maria E. Andreu

Maria E. Andreu is the author of Love in English, an Indie Next Pick and Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection, as well as an as-yet untitled book. Her work has appeared in Literary Hub, Teen Vogue, and more. Her debut young adult novel, The Secret Side of Empty is an International... Read More →
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Alda P. Dobbs

Alda P. Dobbs is the author of the new novel Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna. She was born in a small town in northern Mexico but moved to San Antonio, Texas as a child. Alda studied physics and worked as an engineer before pursuing her love of storytelling. She’s as passionate about... Read More →

Sunday April 24, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT

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