Posted by tonimargaritaplummer on March 29, 2017
La Historia Society Museum will host three El Monte/South El Monte authors for a reading on Thursday, March 30 at 7PM. This will be Michael Jaime-Becerra, Salvador Plascencia, and myself. I am beyond excited! It will be my first time reading with either of these authors, both of whom I admire so much! Here is a little info on them. Check out their amazing books!
Michael Jaime-Becerra is the author of Every Night is Ladies’ Night and This Time Tomorrow. He is a winner of a California Book Award and an International Latino Book Award. Michael is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside.
Salvador Plascencia is the author of The People of Paper. He is a winner of an NFAA Award, the Peter Neagoe Prize, and the Bard Fiction Prize. He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont.
Posted by tonimargaritaplummer on March 19, 2017
I’m late posting, but I did read these books the past month:
Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Mexican Folk Tales by Anthony John Campos
Tales Our Abuelitas Told Us: A Hispanic Folktale Collection by F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada, Illustrated by Felipe Dávalos, Viví Escrivá, Susan Guevara, and Leyla Torres
Horse Hooves and Chicken Feet: Mexican Folktales, Selected by Neil Philip, Illustrated by Jacqueline Mair
Fiesta Femenina: Celebrating Women in Mexican Folktales by Mary-Joan Gerson, Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez
As you can see I’ve been interested in Mexican folktales. These stories are fascinating! And the illustrations in the last three books are gorgeous! I highly recommend all these titles.
Next on my reading list:
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez (finally!)
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova
Posted by tonimargaritaplummer on October 17, 2016
I will celebrate this month by reading books by Latino authors. I also aim to review the books on Amazon, B&N, and Goodreads, which is so important in getting them attention and which I don’t do often enough.First up, ECHO by Pam Muñoz Ryan! I very much enjoyed one of her other children’s books: ESPERANZA RISING. What books will you be reading?
Posted by tonimargaritaplummer on September 15, 2016