Children's Bilingual Book Festival
Saturday, April 27, 2019
On Saturday, April 27, 2019, Artful Life partnered with the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) to host Albuquerque's first Children’s Bilingual Book Festival featuring K-6 books in English, Spanish and Native languages.
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.
Learn more about this year's schedule below.
The festival also launched a summer reading program connecting children struggling with reading with free reading tutors who will provide one-on-one and group tutoring at the NHCC over the summer.
9:00-9:30 Nasario Garcia
9:45-10:30 Kathleen Contreras
Workshop for Parents
10:30-11:00 Reforma de Nueva Mexico Student Story
tellers: Diego Mathieu, Deja George,
Isabella Gonzalez and Gabirela Gonzalez
11:00-noon Native Realities (indigenous superhero
Workshop for Teachers
12:00-12:30 Nancy Bo Flood
12:30-1:00 Ana Baca
1:00-2:00 KEYNOTE: PAT MORA
2:00-2:45 Carlos and Paul Meyer/Under the
3:00-3:45 Anna Nogar & Enrique Lamadrid
4:00-4:30 Poesia eres tu elementary students
The festival is 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.
Keynote Author: Pat Mora