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Connecting Communities through Our Languages, Cultures, and Stories

Forty-two Years of Educational Excellence for English Learners & Biliteracy for All

March 29 - April 1, 2017

Anaheim Marriott and Hilton Hotels
Anaheim, California 

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Friday, March 31 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Creating Art with Children's Books

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Come and celebrate reading in two languages. Children's authors René Colato Laínez, Amy Costales and Mara Price will present their bilingual books. Then, they will share art activities relating to their books that you can do in the classroom with your students or at home with your children. Participants will receive a packet of the art activities. Ven y diviértete.

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Amy Costales

University of Oregon, University of Oregon
Bilingual Children's Author and Advisor/Instructor of Spanish for heritage speakers at the University of Oregon
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René Colato Laínez

Los Angeles USD/Author
I am René Colato Laínez, the Salvadoran award winning author of I Am René, the Boy, Waiting for Papá, Playing Lotería,René Has Two Last Names, My Shoes and I, The Tooth Fairy Meets El Ratón Pérez and From North to South, Señor Pancho Had a Rancho and many more children's... Read More →
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James Luna

teacher/author, Riverside SD/Arte Publico Press
I am a 6th grade teacher at Madison Elementary School in Riverside, California. In my 31 years teaching, I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th grades. I am also the author of three books, The Runaway Piggy/El cochinito fugitivo, A Mummy in Her Backpack/Una momia en su mochila, and... Read More →
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Mara Price

Bilingual picture book author/ illustrator
Mara wrote the bilingual picture book, Grandma's Chocolate/El chocolate de Abuelita, published by Arte Público Press/Piñata Books. Mara's articles, stories and illustrations have appeared in Iguana magazine for children in Spanish. She has taught art workshops at the Museum... Read More →



Friday March 31, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm PDT
Marriott Room: Orange County 2