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5th Annual Latino/a Book Festival: Sept. 12 & 13, 2018

Teachers! Sign your class up for an Author Visit with

Matt de la Peña

New York Times Bestselling, Newbery Medal-winning author of six young adult novels
(including Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here, and The Living) and
four picture books (including Love and Last Stop on Market Street).
Middle School Registration
High School Registration


Register for the

Crafty Chica Luncheon

with Kathy Cano-Murillo HERE.

Enter the

Biscochito Contest

HERE.

Nationally Acclaimed Authors Visit Pueblo

The Pueblo City-County Library District, in partnership with CSU-Pueblo’s Chicano Studies and English Departments and MSU Denver Journey Through Our Heritage, announces the 5th Annual Latina/Latino Book Festival to promote growth in literacy, writing, and publishing. Events will mostly be held at Rawlings library, 100 East Abriendo unless otherwise noted. All events are free and open to the public and will included a biscochito contest. Please register for the biscochito contest HERE or call (719) 562-5626.

This Year’s Authors

Matt de la Peña is the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Medal winning, author of six young adult novels (including Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here, and The Living) and four picture books (including Last Stop on Market Street and Love). Matt received his MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University and his BA from the University of the Pacific, where he attended school on a full athletic scholarship for basketball.

Kathy Cano-Murillo is an author, artist, and founder of the award-winning brand, Crafty Chica. She spreads the gospel of glitter – literally through her DIY projects and figuratively through her speeches, workshops, books, and essays. A former syndicated columnist for The Arizona Republic, she is now a full-time creativepreneur, which has led to multiple Crafty Chica mass retail product lines, and partnerships with Coca-Cola, HSN, HP, WordPress, Disney, and many others. She has authored seven craft books and two novels, and has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and more.

Biscochitos for Mis Jitos & Other Tummy Tales Anthology: Compiled by Renee Fajardo/Carl Ruby, Illustrator - Arlette Lucero, Editor - Ed Winograd. This is the sixth book in the Tummy Tales series, the latest addition to the series, Biscochitos for Mis Jitos & Other Tummy Tales (2018) is a collection of stories from some of the Southwest’s best storytellers and authors. The multi-cultural stories in the book are traditional family food tales, complete with recipes, and a lot of humor by many well-known authors, storytellers and folklorists. The new book is a delight for old and young alike.

Festival Schedule:

Wednesday Sept. 12
Matt de la Pena
9 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Presentation to local High schools
12:30 p.m. Colorado State University CSU-Pueblo General Classroom Building, Room 201
6:00 p.m. Family Fiesta with Matt de la Pena at Rawlings Library, Ryals room; Meet and listen to a reading by Matt de la Pena on his Newberry Medal winner, Last Top on Market Place and Loving. Music by flutist Lance Rivera

Thursday, Sept. 13

Matt de la Pena
9:00 a.m. and a 10:30 a.m. Pueblo Library Rawlings Branch Ryals room: Local Middle Schools

1:30 p.m. Avondale Elementary School

Crafty Chica / Kathy Cano-Murillo
10:30 a.m. Lucero Branch Library

12:00 noon- 1:30 p.m. Ryals Room, Rawlings Library, Join us for lunch and hear author, artist and founder of the award winning band CraftChica speak about her work as a creativepreneur. Lunch is free. Call (719) 564-5626 or register online HERE. Seating is limited.

5:00 – 6:15 p.m. InfoZone Theater Hands-on workshop with the “CraftyChica”

6:15-7:30 p.m. – Reception, book signing and reading by authors of Biscochitos for Mis Jitos & Other Tummy Tales (2018) Winners of biscochito contest will be announced.

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. PoJazz. with Freddy Rodriguez Jr. and Dr. Ramon Del Castillo

About Kathy Cano Murillo:

Kathy Cano-Murillo is an author, artist & founder of the award-winning brand, CraftyChica. She spreads the gospel of glitter - literally through her DIY projects and figuratively through her speeches, workshops, books, and essays. A former syndicated columnist for The Arizona Republic, she is now a full-time creativepreneur which has led multiple Crafty Chica mass retail product lines, and partnerships with Coca-Cola, HSN, HP, WordPress, Disney & many others. She has authored seven craft books and two novels, and has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed+ more. Kathy is Mexican-American, a native Phoenician, mom of two, a wifey, and owner of five Chihuahuas!