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Wed, May 19


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Mi Libro, Mi Espejo with Dabrali Diaz

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 Dabrali Diaz
Mi Libro, Mi Espejo with Dabrali Diaz

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May 19, 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.


As a Dominican-American born and raised in Washington Heights, Dabrali has been dancing before she could even walk. She started professionally performing Hip Hop/Pop & Jazz choreographed pieces at the age of twelve in the Salome Ureña Middle Academy’s Dance Team. Throughout her teen & young adult years, Dabrali continued dancing with the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Children’s Aid Society Dance Program, La Fuerza Dance Company, and was captain of BlackListed: The National Performance Team of the Sigma Lambda Upsilon sorority. Dabrali has made her true passion, dance, her full-time career as of 2016. Currently a freelance dance instructor and performer, she specializes in Traditional Bachata, Salsa on 2 (New York Style), and Latin Urban (Reggaeton) styles. In 2019, she wrote and self-published a children's book in efforts to create a cultural legacy. The book title "The Music From Our Country" is the first of its kind.

The Music From Our Country is a children's book about a Dominican little girl named Mechi that learns how to dance Bachata from her family in their Washington Heights apartment.The story takes place on a Saturday morning. The main character wakes up and joins her family for breakfast. Once they finish eating, everyone heads to the living room to teach little Mechi how to dance Bachata. Buy her book here:


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