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

November 13, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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.

FMI: https://www.gloriaamescua.com/

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November 13, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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