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Singer-songwriter Silvia Valencia and her book Bichazo
Anna Avalos, September 11, 2023

Escribir y compartir historias para niños y adolescentes en español es superimportante. Catalina Holguín y Silvia Valencia nos compartirán qué significa para ellas crecer entre libros y canciones en una plática que tomará parte durante Los Angeles Libros Festival.


Playwright Anthony Aguilar and his plays Little Red and El Verde
Deborah Spector, September 08, 2023

In July 2023, Center Theatre Group celebrated a significant milestone—the tenth anniversary of The Shop program. This program offers residents of Boyle Heights a valuable opportunity to engage with the art of theatre.


Afro-Latinx authors: Torrey Maldonado, Tamika Burgess and Aya de Leon
Phoebe Swan Guiot, September 06, 2023

There is an enchanting power in stories woven by voices from diverse backgrounds. Stories from voices enrich our understanding, taking us on journeys through cultures and experiences we might never have known otherwise.


Author and poet Yesika Salgado and her books Corazón, Hermosa, and Tesoro
Llyr Heller, September 05, 2023

Yesika Salgado, a Los Angeles-based Salvadoran poet, has carved a distinctive path in the world of poetry. Her writing is about her family, her culture, her city, and her own body. She is a two-time National Poetry Slam finalist and the recipient of the 2020 International Latino Book Award in Poetry.


Author Ericka Sánchez and her cookbooks, ¡Buenos días!, Aguas Frescas and Paletas, and ¡Buen Provecho!
Nicholas Clayton, August 30, 2023

Cookbooks are more than just collections of recipes—they are vessels of memory, culture, and storytelling. In the Latino community, these culinary treasures hold an even more profound significance because they connect individuals to their heritage and provide a bridge to cultural understanding.


Authors Cynthia Gonzalez and her book, The Life of/La Vida de Llort; Mariana Galvez and her book, My Pet Flamingo; and Juan Moreno and his book, El Pato y Sus Zapatos
Eva Mitnick, August 28, 2023

What do a shoe-obsessed duck, a famous Salvadoran artist, and an opinionated flamingo have in common? They are all topics explored in delightful board books for babies and toddlers, written and/or illustrated by these talented writers and artists:


Author and mental health therapist Cindy Montenegro and her book My Mind is a Mountain/Mi mente es una montaña
Salvadora Sosa Prieto, August 23, 2023

Cindy Montenegro is not only the author of My Mind is a Mountain/Mi mente es una montaña but is also a dedicated mental health therapist.


Illustrators Mirelle Ortega, Leo Espinosa and Loris Lora
Eva Mitnick, August 21, 2023

Children's books and stories can serve as bridges to connect people from different backgrounds and cultures.


Author Susie Jaramillo and her books, Te Quiero Mama and Amor Is Love to You
Patricia Valdovinos, August 18, 2023

Susie Jaramillo stands out as the creative force behind Canticos. This #1 bilingual preschool brand includes sing-along videos, books, puzzles, games, and an app, all inspired by Latino nursery rhymes.


Author Ari Tison and her books, Saints of the Household and Our Shadows Have Claws
Llyr Heller, August 14, 2023

Ari Tison is an amazing Bribri (Indigenous Costa Rican) poet and author who has won several awards for her incredible work.


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