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Children's Bilingual Book Festival
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Barelas Neighborhood
Albuquerque, NM

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 DayABQ ReadsBookworks; the UNM Latin American and Iberian InstituteNative Realities, and with thanks to our generous donors: the City of Albuquerque, the BNSF Railway Foundation and French Funerals and Cremations.

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