Children's Bilingual Book Festival
Saturday, April 27, 2019
From 2019-2021 Artful Life partnered with the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) to host the NHCC Children’s Bilingual Book Festival featuring K-6 books in English, Spanish and Native languages.
Each year the festival was free and open to the public and featured author readings, a book fair, art activities, workshops for teachers and parents, and more. Over 400 children and family members visited the festival this first year.
Each year, the festival also launched a summer reading program connecting children struggling with reading with free reading tutors who provided one-on-one and group tutoring at the NHCC over the summer.
The festival was presented by the NHCC in partnership with Artful Life; Children’s Day/Book Day; ABQ Reads; Bookworks; the UNM Latin American and Iberian Institute; Native Realities, and with thanks to our generous donors: the City of Albuquerque, the BNSF Railway Foundation and French Funerals and Cremations.