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Ever wonder how stories are created? During The DoSeum’s Guest Author Series, kids can immerse themselves in the world of storytelling and learn from children’s book authors! They’ll have the opportunity to meet professional writers and illustrators, hear the author’s stories read aloud, and get their own books signed. Participants will experience reading through imaginative activities for kids 6 years and up, inspired by our featured books. Don't worry - we have a separate activity planned for any participants 5 and under following the reading. After meeting with these Texan authors, they might even be inspired to create stories of their own!
Carmen Tafolla • What Can You Do with a Paleta?
Saturday, November 30, 2019
With more than thirty books to her name, Dr. Carmen Tafolla is one of the most highly recognized Latina authors in the United States. Tafolla was born and raised in San Antonio, TX and is currently a Professor Emerita of Bicultural Bilingual Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Tafolla’s books explore national and international issues as well as celebrate individuality and cultural diversity. Tafolla is the recipient of the Americas Award, the Tomas Rivera Book award, the Charlotte Zolotow Award for Best Children’s Picture Book of 2010, and the Art of Peace award. Tafolla was also named the Poet Laureate of San Antonio from 2012-2014, and the Poet Laureate of Texas for 2015-2016.
Come meet Dr. Carmen Tafolla during our last Author Series event of 2019. She will read from her highly acclaimed book, What Can You Do With a Paleta and have a book signing. Looking for a great holiday gift? Her book will be available for purchase at The DoSeum store. The event is free with a General Admission ticket purchase, but registration is required to attend. This event will fill up quickly, so register today at thedoseum.org!