This page provides more information about each of our authors, illustrators, and panelists, as well as workshop descriptions and story time details.


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NOTE: All times are Mountain Time.

Authors & Illustrators

Workshops & Hands-on Activities

Thursday, April 15. 11:45 am - 12:30 pm.

Kids' Hands-on Activity: Cartoneras hosted by NHCC librarian, Cassandra Osterloh

Learn about and create your own cartonera. Cartoneras are hand-crafted books made of recycled and repurposed materials with cardboard covers. Unique designs on the cardboard covers make each cartonera one of a kind. Cartoneras were first created in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2003 when tough economic conditions led to an increase in the numbers of cartoneros, people who make their living collecting and selling salvaged materials to recycling plants.

Aprender y crear su propia cartonera. Las cartoneras son libros hechos a mano hechos con materiales reciclados y reutilizados con cubiertas de cartón. Los diseños únicos en las cubiertas de cartón hacen que cada cartonera sea única. Las cartoneras se crearon por primera vez en Buenos Aires, Argentina, en 2003, cuando las duras condiciones económicas llevaron a un aumento en el número de cartoneros, personas que se ganan la vida recolectando y vendiendo materiales recuperados a plantas de reciclaje.

Materials List

  • cardboard (any type) / cartulina (de cualquier tipo)

  • scissors / tijeras

  • paper (any type) / papel (de cualquier tipo)

  • crayons or markers or colored pencils / crayones o marcadores o lápices de color

  • pencil or pen / lápiz o bolígrafo

  • ruler / regla

  • glue / pegamento

Friday, April 16. 11:00-11:30 am
Kids' Hands-on Activity: Animales americanos a mano / Animal art with recycled materials hosted by LA librería co-founder and co-owner, Celene Navarrete 

Las comunidades indígenas de las Américas demuestran su profundo respeto y conexión con la naturaleza a través de ingeniosas representaciones de animales en textiles, piedra, arcilla y otros materiales. Celene Navarrete, cofundadora de LA libreria, demostrará cómo crear hermosas representaciones de estos animales utilizando materiales comunes que puedes encontrar en casa. Este taller está basado en el libro Animales Americanos a mano (Amanuta, Chile), de la artista Guadalupe Rodríguez. Taller en español.


Indigenous communities of the Americas have long shown their deep respect for and connection with nature creating artful representations of animals in textiles, stone, clay, and other materials. Celene Navarrete, co-founder of LA libreria, will demonstrate how to create crafty, beautiful depictions of these animals using common household items. The Spanish language workshop is based on the book Animales Americanos a mano (Amanuta, Chile), by artist Guadalupe Rodriguez.

Materials List:

For Rana del amazonas

  • Papel de periódico / newspaper

  • Papel de china azul, verde, amarillo o rojo/ tissue paper in any of these colors: blue, green, yellow, or red

  • Caja de cartón pequeña / small cardboard box

  • Cinta adhesiva / sticky tape (painters tape)

  • 2 clips grandes o 4 pequeños / two large paper clips (or 4 small ones)

  • Tijeras / scissors

  • Pegamento / regular glue

Friday, April 16. 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Kids’ Hands-on Activity: create your own pop-up book

Materials List

  • paper (any type) / papel (de cualquier tipo)

  • ​scissors / tijeras

  • crayons or markers or colored pencils / crayones o marcadores o lápices de color

  • pencil or pen / lápiz o bolígrafo

  • ruler / regla

  • glue / pegamento

Saturday, April 17. 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Workshop with Kid Quixotes / Still Waters in a Storm

Living in Translation: A Songwriting Workshop for All Ages with Kid Quixotes of Brooklyn
(limited space, registration required)

This two-hour workshop involves participants in the process of bilingual lyric writing in the context of adapting the novel Don Quixote as musical theater. All ages are welcome!

Saturday, April 17. 3:00-4:00 pm
Teacher Workshop with Dr. Anna Nogar, UNM

Bilingual, Bicultural, Regional Children's Books

Do you remember reading or being read children's books? Were they about leyendas y mitos, historias or places you had been near home? ¿Was there a vaivén between languages? In this workshop, we will discuss the research involved in creating illustrated, bilingual books with a regional focus for children; how such books are written; and what is involved in their reading for young audiences. Teaching and working with undergraduates in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UNM, Dr. Nogar shares that experience and helps us think about what these books mean for their audiences and for us.

Sunday, April 18. 1:00-2:00 pm
Zine Workshop with Breena Nuñez

Materials List

  • paper (any type) / papel (de cualquier tipo)

  • ​scissors / tijeras

  • crayons or markers or colored pencils / crayones o marcadores o lápices de color

  • pencil or pen / lápiz o bolígrafo

  • ruler / regla

  • glue / pegamento

  • old magazines, fabric scraps, string, yarn, etc. - items you might want to use for collage or other work within your zine / revistas viejas, trozos de tela, hilo, etc. - artículos que quizás desee usar para hacer collage u otro trabajo dentro de su fanzine

Sunday, April 18. 2:00-3:00 pm
Teacher Workshop with Latin American & Iberian Institute, UNM   

Windows, Mirrors and Doors: Bilingual Literature for a Culturally Responsive Classroom

panels & Presentations

Thursday, April 15. 4:00-5:00 pm
Presentation featuring Dr. Leila Flores-Dueñas

Choosing culturally appropriate children’s books.

Friday, April 16. 1:00-2:00 pm

Presentation featuring Cantando a Tonantsi with Dra. Concepción Saucedo Martinez, Rocío Cervantes Garcia, Xóchitl Guerrero, Yolpaki Xihuit

Cantando a Tonantsi is a collective project, multigenerational, led by women for kids and parents.  This is a didactic material that supports multilingual education. Through songs we want to share with parents and teachers the importance of keeping alive the native languages. And, we want to share the magnificent healing dimensions of the songs. Singing, Learning and Healing.

Friday, April 16. 2:00-3:00 pm

Panel featuring Dr. Enrique Lamadrid & Dr. Damián Vergara Wilson, UNM
"Libros nuevomexicanos para niños, jóvenes y sus maestros: Bilingual books for Home and School" Join Dr. Enrique Lamadrid and Dr. Damián Vergara Wilson for a panel on producing and using bilingual books, both at home and in the classroom. This panel will address bilingualism, Spanish as a heritage language, and the utility of bilingual children's books. ​


Saturday, April 17. 2:00-3:00 pm

Panel featuring Edward Wemytewa & Dr. Lee Francis 4, Native Realities

Native Art in Children's Books

& Story times

Thursday, April 15. 2:00-3:00 pm

Storytelling in Diné, Spanish, and English

Sponsored by REFORMA-NM.

Thursday, April 15. 5:00-6:00 pm

Bilingual Story Time

A Day with Yayah by Nicola I. Campbell, illus. by Julie Flett

Sponsored by Nusenda.

Friday, April 16. 5:00-6:00 pm

Bilingual Story Time

How Chile Came to New Mexico. by Rudolfo Anaya,  illus. by Nicolás Otero

Sponsored by Nusenda.

Saturday, April 17. 4:00-5:00 pm

Story Time with Las Flores del Valle

Sunday, April 18. 3:00-4:00 pm

Story Time with SWOP (Southwest Organizing Project)