2020 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE (2021 SCHEDULE coming soon)

Saturday, April 25, 2020: 9 am - 5 pm

All activities are free and open to the public

9 AM


5 PM

9 AM

10 AM

11 AM


1 PM

2 PM

3 PM

4 PM

BOOK FAIR. Browse, read and buy children's bilingual books and other books for children, Join in activities for all ages.
The nationally syndicated THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, heard on KUNM, broadcasts from the festival, featuring young storytellers (Dine, Spanish and English) from Farmington, NM.



CARLOS REY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS recite Alma Flor Ada's "Yo Soy Bilingue"



CATHY CAMPER is the author of LOWRIDERS IN SPACE, LOWRIDERS TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH and LOWRIDERS BLAST FROM THE PAST, with a fourth volume in the works, all from Chronicle Books. She has a forthcoming picture book, TEN WAYS TO HEAR SNOW (Dial/Penguin), and also wrote BUGS BEFORE TIME: PREHISTORIC INSECTS AND THEIR RELATIVES (Simon & Schuster). Her zines include Sugar Needle and The Lou Reeder, and she’s a founding member of the Portland Women of Color zine collective. A graduate of VONA/Voices writing workshops for people of color in Berkeley, California, Cathy works as a librarian in Portland, Oregon, where she does outreach to schools and kids in grades K-12.

 LUCERITO!  Stanley and Yolanda Lucero play and teach traditional Spanish songs and games for children that involve movement and rhythm. The songs, passed down to them from their grandparents, reflect and reinforce Hispanic/Latino cultural community and family values.



ALEXANDRA DIAZ is the award-winning children's book author of THE ONLY ROAD/EL ÚNICO DESTINO (Simon & Schuster), which received the Pura Belpré Honor and Américas Award among others. Its sequel, THE CROSSROADS/LA ENCRUCIJADA (Simon & Schuster), has been awarded the Parents' Choice Silver Honor and 1st place in the International Latino Book Awards. Her next book, SANTIAGO'S ROAD HOME is forthcoming, also from Simon & Schuster).  A native Spanish speaker, Alexandra translates her books along with her mother.

LINDA BOYDEN is an author/illustrator/storyteller/recovering-teacher/poet. She has written six and illustrated five picture books. Her first teen novel will be coming out in 2020 entitled, TWITCH from Native Realities Press. She belongs to the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, and Writers Forum of Redding CA. “2020 is my ninth year of writing a poem a day. I write. I teach. I color in or outside the lines."

CONSTANZA POLLIER was born in Chile, grew up in Venezuela, and now lives in New Mexico. She has dedicated the last five years to publishing books in English and Spanish, including SACRED BLUE LAKE, THE WINGED MAN, HUELLA and EL NIÑO YOGUI.  All her books are about the tribes and traditional societies that interest her as well as relate to her own life and travels in many countries. Each book has a glossary to help readers more deeply understand the Tiwa, Yanomamis, Chiloe or Yogui (India) communities.  SACRED BLUE LAKE received Honorable Mention for Children’s Literature at the 2017 Miami Book Festival.

POESÍA ERES TÚ features elementary school contest winners reciting memorized, dramatized poems in Spanish. Poesía eres tú has strengthened the learning and teaching of Spanish language and culture among elementary school students for nearly twenty years. Each spring, organizers invite elementary school students from grades first through fifth to the NHCC to compete. The students come from public, private, and charter schools, and are recognized alongside teachers, family, and friends.


FULL SCHEDULE coming soon, including a workshop for teachers, workshop for parents, and drop-in art activities all day!