Read to a Child Fundraiser

I'm happy to announce that the Read to a Child Fundraiser at Books & Books in Miami has been rescheduled to January 23rd, 2018. You can purchase tickets to the fundraiser here. It's sure to be a wonderful night, and I hope to see you there!

Bronx Library Center

I will be visiting the Bronx Library Center on January 30th at 3:30pm

Virginia Festival of the Book

I'm thrilled to be participating in this year's Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, VA! Visit my speaker page here for details.

Highlights Foundation Master Class in Writing Nonfiction for Children and Young Adults 2018

I will be joining the faculty for the Master Class in Writing Nonfiction for Children and Young Adults at the Highlights Foundation from July 15th-July 19th this year. This is an extra-special workshop, since I benefitted so much from Highlights retreats early in my career.

Past Appearances

Reforma Northeast Chapter 2nd Annual Book Buzz

I'm looking forward to presenting a keynote at the Reforma (National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking) Northeast Chapter's 2nd Annual Book Buzz. More information is available here. 

East City Bookshop

I'll be reading at story hour at the East City Bookshop on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. at 11am on January 6th. See you then!

Seward Park Library Visit

I will be visiting the Seward Park Library at 3:30pm on Friday, December 8th. I hope to see you there!

National Council of Teachers of English

I'll be on two panels at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English in St. Louis, alongside wonderful writers and educators. Registration is here. 

Miami Book Launch: RESCHEDULED

I'm thrilled that the Cuban Research Institute, in collaboration with Books & Books, has rescheduled my talk in Miami. Find me at Books & Books in Coral Gables on Saturday, November 11th at 11am.

Miami Country Day School Visit

I can't wait to talk to the young readers at Miami Country Day! I'll be visiting elementary-school Spanish classes, which are some of my favorite groups to meet as we combine language learning with culture and history.

Texas Book Festival

I'm thrilled to participate in this year's Texas Book Festival in Austin, November 3rd-5th. Details at the festival website.

Bookfest at Bank Street

I will be leading a breakout session at this year's Bookfest at Bank Street. Details coming soon!

José Martí Weekend on Governor’s Island

I'll be participating in an incredible celebration of Cuban literature and culture on Governor's Island Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th. Details and list of speakers here. 

Takoma Park Library Event

I will be speaking to kids and families at the Takoma Park Library at 7:30pm on Tuesday, October 10th. More details here

Fairview Public Library

I will be participating in a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at the Fairview Public Library at 4pm on Tuesday, October 3rd. Details coming soon!

Princeton Children’s Book Festival

I'm looking forward to attending the Princeton Children's Book Festival on Saturday, September 23rd. Details about the festival are available here. 

Brooklyn Book Festival

I will be at the Brooklyn Book Festival this September. Details at the Festival website. 

School Library Journal Day of Dialogue

On September 15th, I'll be participating in School Library Journal's Day of Dialogue at the Brooklyn Public Library alongside a rockstar line-up of children's authors. Tickets are available here.

POSTPONED: Read to a Child Fundraiser at Books & Books

I will be speaking at the annual Read to a Child fundraiser at Books & Books in Coral Gables on Thursday, September 14th. You can buy tickets to support this great organization at this link.

UPDATE 9/12/17: Due to Hurricane Irma, this event has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.