Café Librito Virtual Cuento Time: Child of the Flower-Song People

Photo Credit: Sam Bond Photography/Cover designed by Heather Kelly

Join us for virtual storytime

11:00 AM, Saturday, 13 November 2021___________________________________________________

Acompaña nos para tiempo de cuentos virtual

11:00 AM, sabado, 13 noviembre 2021

Red Salmon Arts presents a virtual cuento time exploring some of our favorite bilingual stories that center nature!

We will featuring a presentation by Gloria Amescua, author of Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua.

Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua is a moving, beautifully illustrated biography that tells the remarkable story of how model and teacher Luz Jiménez became “the soul of Mexico”—a living link between the indigenous Nahua and the rest of the world. Luz became a model for internationally celebrated 20th-century artists and worked with scholars to preserve Nahuatl language and stories. Through her deep pride in her roots and her unshakeable spirit, the world came to recognize the beauty and strength of her people. 

About the author: Gloria Amescua (Ah MES qua) has been a writer since she was a child, writing poems and stories throughout her life. She loves books that reach a young person’s heart, head or funny bone and strives to do just that in her writing. She is an educator, poet and children’s book writer. Abrams Books for Young Readers publishes her picture book biography in verse, Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua, August 17, 2021. Duncan Tonatiuh is the illustrator. An earlier version won the 2016 Lee and Low New Voices Honor Award. A variety of literary journals and anthologies have published Gloria’s poetry. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published one of her poems in their national textbook literature series.  Gloria received both her B. A. and M. Ed. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.  The grandmother of two amazing granddaughters, Gloria believes in children, pets and possibilities.


Register in advance for this meeting/Favor de registrarse aquí:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Después de registrarse, recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación con información sobre cómo unirse a la reunión.

@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Café Libro: Red Salmon Arts boasts the longest running literary venue in the city of Austin. Continuing the multi-decade tradition of open-mike series such as the Eastside/Southside Poetic Action and Canto Libre, Café Libro provides a forum for emerging and established proponents of spoken word. These readings feature talented writers ranging in ages from 9 to 80. Café Libro offers local writers/artists an opportunity to build self-confidence and performance skills by presenting their work to the communities of Austin.

Red Salmon Arts is a 501(c)3 grassroots cultural arts organization, with a thirty-year history of working with the indigenous neighborhoods of Austin. RSA is dedicated to the development of emerging writers and the promotion of Chicana/o/x/Latina/o/x?Native American literature, providing outlets and mechanisms for cultural exchange, and sharing in the retrieval of a people’s cultural heritage with a commitment to social justice.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.