The danger of the single story

The danger of the single story The single story refers to the notion that there is only one story that children hear about regarding a group of people. As a writer/poet I write from my own person experience as a first generation Chicana (a person of Mexican descent). I want to write many diverse stories…

Got really excited to see five comments on my blog only

to find out they were spam! Urg! thank you wordpress for blocking them…. now back to creating worlds for children to hang out in and learn from. Today I’m working on a picture book about a little walking ant. I’m meeting with the illustrator! Fingers crossed! Every day I have to show and not tell…

My Bibliography for my critical presentation (the picture at the end is my alter ego)

  Bibliography Ada, Alma Flor. I love Saturdays y Domingos. Ilus. Elivia Savadier. Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition, 2004. Anzaldua, Gloria. Friends for the Other Side, Amigos del Otro Lado. Illus. Consuelo Mendez. San Francisco: Children’s Book Press, 1993. Anzaldua, Gloria. Prietita and the Ghost Woman. Illus. Christina Gonzalez.  San Francisco: Children’s Book…

My Presentation of Critical Race Theory in Chicano/Latino Picture Books

My Presentation of Critical Race Theory in Chicano/Latino Picture Books This is the presentation that I gave at the National Latino Children’s Literature Conference. I’m putting it up here so folks can see the critical work that I do and that I hope I will continue to do. I’m super interested in race, class, and…

Celebrating Cuentos Conference

Celebrating Cuentos Conference I had having fun listening to critical discoveries using Children and YA Chicano/Latino Literature and meeting authors! Plus, I’m getting ideas of how I can be a literary force in my own community. Like how I can start our own Libro night or Noche de Cuentos-en Madison! I think it an event…