R132. What Does It Mean to Be a Latino?
Thursday, March 31, 2016
9:00 am to 10:15 am
Maria de Lourdes Victoria is a bilingual, award-winning author who has been published internationally. Her first novel was finalist for the Mariposa Book Award. Her second novel took third place at the Planeta Book Award. Her new book is forthcoming.
Carmen T. Bernier-Grand is the author of eleven books for children and young adults. Three of her biographies have received Pura Belpré Author Honor Awards. She teaches writing at Northwest Institute of Literary Arts MFA program at Whidbey Island, Washington.
Donna Miscolta is the author of the novel When the de la Cruz Family Danced. Her story collection Hola and Goodbye was selected by Randall Kenan for the Doris Bakwin Award for Writing by a Woman.
Teresa Luengo Cid works for the King County Library System serving the Spanish-speaking population, creating reading clubs in Spanish, and as a literacy workshop presenter for Latino parents. She coordinated an early literacy program in Spanish, worked as a parent educator, and as a language teacher.