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D.C. Bilingual Public Charter School

Have I mentioned that I love visiting bilingual schools? I presented in Spanish at the D.C. Bilingual Public Charter School. I loved meeting the teachers and librarians, whose backgrounds span the Latinx diaspora, and answering the kids’ questions! 

Notre Dame Academy School Visit

WOW!!! I was blown away by the readers at Notre Dame Academy. These students came prepared with questions, and they were eager to show me the other books they were reading. They made powerful text-to-text connections. A truly diverse classroom, the students talked to me about their own families’ immigration experiences and heroes. I walked…

Kweli 2018

I did not take nearly enough photos, but I had to share this photo of a great big group of women of color and indigenous authors! Thank you to the Kweli conference for bringing us together. I’ve had the joy of watching this conference grow from year to year, and it was an honor to…

National Poetry Month

If you’re a teacher or librarian, I hope you’ll consider celebrating National Poetry Month with José Martí. I’ve made free bilingual poetry cards available for download in hopes that they will find their way into many children’s pockets this National Poetry Month. If you are thinking about using José Martí in the classroom this month,…