Event—Public Programming

Children’s Books from Mexico / Libros infantiles de México

—International Children’s Book Day / El Día Internacional del Libro Infantil

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Celebrate International Children’s Book Day with us and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México-Chicago as we dive into the Newberry’s collection of Spanish-language books for children and youth.

Migrar, by José Manuel Mateo and Javier Martínez Pedro, 2011. Call number: Ayer folio PQ7298.423.A85 M54 2011

This virtual program is presented in Spanish and English, with English subtitles. Click here to watch the recording of the program.

In celebration of International Children’s Book Day, join us for insight into the Newberry's little-known collection of Spanish-language books for children and youth, and learn about the importance of children’s literature in facilitating discussions about critical social and emotional issues. For caregivers and educators, these books serve to open conversation about serious topics affecting children across the world, including migration, forced marriage, and gender diversity.

The conversation will take place between representatives of the Newberry, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México-Chicago, and book publisher Ediciones El Naranjo.

En Español

Este programa se presentará en español e inglés, con subtítulos en inglés.

En celebración del Día Internacional del Libro Infantil, únase a nosotros para conocer la poco conocida colección de libros en español para niños y jóvenes de Newberry, y aprenda sobre la importancia de la literatura infantil en la discusión de temas sociales y emocionales críticos. Para los cuidadores y educadores, estos libros sirven para abrir la conversación sobre temas serios que afectan a los niños de todo el mundo, incluida la migración, el matrimonio forzado y la diversidad de género.

La conversación se llevará a cabo entre representantes de Newberry, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México-Chicago, y la editorial Ediciones El Naranjo.

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Gina Gamboa is an educator and cultural worker, promoting culturally relevant pedagogy, bilingualism, biliteracy and healthy identity development, with an emphasis on family involvement and multi-generational, multi-cultural sharing of knowledge and values.

M. Ana Elsa Pérez Martínez, Coordinación de Difusión Cultural, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, is a specialist in children’s literature.

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