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Author Maritere R. Bellas and her books, !Soy Unica! and I Have A Secret!

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Maritere Bellas

September 21, 2022
Award-winning author, bilingual parenting expert/mentor, speaker, writer, podcast host, IG Live host, and parenting influencer. She is the author of four parenting books, published in English and in Spanish, two bilingual children’s books, and a translator of two children’s books.

Ernesto Cisneros and his books Falling Short and Efrén Divided

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Ernesto Cisneros

September 20, 2022
Ernesto Cisneros is the nationally acclaimed author of Efrén Divided. He was born and raised in Santa Ana, California, where he still teaches.

Ericka Sanchez, cookbook author of ¡Buen provecho! and Aguas Frescas and Paletas

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Ericka Sanchez

September 12, 2022
Ericka Sanchez is a cookbook author, recipe developer, food stylist and the creator of the award-winning website nibblesandfeasts.com.

Author David Bowles and his books, Clockwork Curandera and Tales of the Feathered Serpent

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With David Bowles

August 30, 2022

David Bowles is a Mexican American author and translator from south Texas, where he teaches at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley. He has written over two dozen award-winning titles, most notably They Call Me Güero and My Two Border Towns.


Illustrator and writer Mirelle Ortega and her book, Love Sugar Magic

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Mirelle Ortega

August 26, 2022

Mirelle Ortega is a Mexican illustrator and writer for kidlit and Animation based in Los Angeles, CA.


Author Donna Barba Higuera and her books - Lupe Wong Won't Dance, The Last Cuentista and El Cucuy is Scared Too!

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Donna Barba Higuera

August 12, 2022

Donna Barba Higuera grew up in a tiny desert town in central California surrounded by agricultural and oil fields. Rather than wrangling dust devils, she’d spend recess squirreled away in the janitor’s closet with a good book.


Monica Brown and her book, Small Rooms, Big Dreams: The Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Monica Brown

August 10, 2021

Monica Brown, Ph.D., is the award-winning author of many magical multicultural books for children, including Small Rooms, Big Dreams: The Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro, Frida and her Animalitos


Recommended young adults ebooks

Young Adult Gems on hoopla

May 21, 2020

While we’re all sheltering at home, the library’s e-media offerings have gotten even better! One of the providers offering an extensive digital collection, brought to you by the library, is hoopla!


Celebrate Latino Heritage Month

Latinos at War: The Fight Abroad and at Home in the United States

September 19, 2016

September marks Latino heritage month. As of 2015 Latinos make up 17.4% of the population in the United States. Historians estimate that around 250,000 to 500,000 out of a total 2.7 million Latinos in the United States served in World War II.


Ernie Pyle & National Columnists’ Day

April 19, 2016

April 18th marks National Columnists’ Day, started in memory of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Ernie Pyle, who was killed in World War II. His eloquence in his subject matter, the lives of everyday men in the world of war, struck a chord in America.


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