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Mi Libro, Mi Espejo with Lupe Ruiz-Flores

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 Lupe Ruiz-Flores

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May 12, 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.

Lupe Ruiz-Flores is the author of six bilingual picture books published by Arte Público Press. She is the Regional Advisor for the Southwest Texas chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI). She is also a member of the Writers’ League of Texas, the Author’s Guild, and the Texas Library Association (TLA). She has been a featured author at the San Antonio Book Festival and at the Texas Book Festival and has participated in Reading Rock Stars school visits. She lives in Texas but has also lived in Bangkok, Thailand, and Okinawa, Japan. Her website is  www.luperuiz-flores.com

LUPITA’S FIRST DANCE/EL PRIMER BAILE DE LUPITA

Lupita is excited about dancing la raspa, a Mexican folk dance, with her first-grade class at a celebration of Children's Day. But she's devastated when she learns right before the show that her partner Ernesto sprained his right ankle. She had been practicing for weeks. And now her family won't get to see her, swishing and swaying in her beautiful dress full of colorful ribbons. Lupita sadly watches the other dancers from backstage behind the blue velvet curtain. But suddenly, she finds herself on stage, in the spot where she and Ernesto should have been. She begins to dance the routine she knows so well, holding her arms out to an imaginary partner, and almost flees when the audience laughs at her. But the sight of her mother encourages her to be brave. She continues the dance, becoming the star of the show at least in the eyes of her proud teacher and parents. Buy her book with this link:

https://bookshop.org/books/lupita-s-first-dance-el-primer-baile-de-lupita/9781558857728?aid=17045&listref=latinx-children-s-literature-picture-books

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