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Mi Libro, Mi Espejo with Carlos Aponte

Join us at 11:00 for our weekly bilingual story time with Mi Libro, Mi Espejo (My Book, My Mirror). If you stay after the reading, we will also be doing a creative exercise with Claudia Diaz to help children create their own stories. The event starts with a child or family reading.

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Mi Libro, Mi Espejo with Carlos Aponte

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Apr 07, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

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About the Event

Mi Libro, Mi Espejo (My Book, My Mirror) is a community literacy service project by Dr. AdaVilageliu-Díaz (Ph.D. in Literature) in collaboration with the LAMB PTO Diversity & Inclusion Committee. The primary goal of this project is to provide children cultural mirrors that affirm their identity and instill pride in their diverse cultures, languages, and traditions. This program promotes literacy skills in both Spanish and English while empowering children to see themselves and tell their own stories. The project is primarily focused on Latinx children’s books, but it includes and celebrates children from all backgrounds.

Carlos Aponte is an artist, designer, and author originally from Puerto Rico. His fashion illustrations have been featured in Laird Borelli’s “Fashion Illustration Next”, Bil Donovan’s “Advanced Fashion Drawing”, Tony Glenville’s “The New Icons of Fashion Illustration”, and Richard Kilroy’s “Menswear Illustration”. Gallery shows include exhibits at the Brooklyn Library, Gallery Hanahou, the Society of Illustrators, and Three Square Studio, among others. He is represented by Art Department in New York, where his clients include the New Yorker, Coca-Cola, Target, the Washington Post, The New York Times, Elle, and Bergdorf. His first children book, “A Season to Bee” was published in 2017 by Penguin publishing. Carlos is currently a faculty member at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Buy his book here: https://bookshop.org/books/across-the-bay/9781524786625?aid=17045&listref=latinx-children-s-literature-picture-books

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