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Wed, May 26


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Mi Libro, Mi Espejo with Colleen Farwell

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 Colleen Farwell
Mi Libro, Mi Espejo with Colleen Farwell

Time & Location

May 26, 2021, 11:00 AM 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.

Colleen Farwell was born and raised in the Crow Nation. She spent her childhood on her parent's cattle ranch in the Wolf Mountains of Montana until her father's death when she was eleven years old. Her family moved to the small town of Hysham, MT and Colleen lived there until she attended Dartmouth College as a member of the class of '92. Colleen currently resides in the Mohawk Nation (upstate New York) with her six kind, courageous, amazing children.

Book: I Will Carry You

'I Will Carry You' reflects on the deepest love a mother has for her child. Beautifully written and produced with stunning illustrations, the message of the continuing bond between mom and child is extraordinarily powerful. 'I Will Carry You' takes the reader on a sweet profound journey and resonates with adults and children alike. Recognizing the beauty of contemporary Indigenous art, Colleen Farwell publishing has committed to a collaborative partnership initiative with Native American artists Loren Aragon (ACONAV), Sylvia Farwell, Summer Peters, Katy Isennock & Johnson Taylor, and Tchin. These renowned artists’ works have been interpreted into the ‘I Will Carry You’ world by illustrator Eleanor Grosch. Visit this website to purchase the book (It’s $12 for Mi Libro Mi Espejo participants and followers)


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