Washington, D.C. Event: Exploring Latino and Latin American Literature for the K-12 Classroom

Americas Award Workshop email_FINALWe usually highlight our local Albuquerque, New Mexico events, but this opportunity in D.C. is so exciting that we had to share it in case any of our readers would be able to attend! We wish we could be there!!

Monday, September 23, 2013, is a day of activities dedicated to the Américas Award, with a workshop in the morning for teachers and librarians, and an afternoon award ceremony open to the public.  Below are details concerning both: 

Morning Workshop:

“Exploring Latino and Latin American Literature for the K-12 Classroom”
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Georgetown University

The workshop will feature Sonia Manzano, author of the 2013 Américas Award-winning title The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano.  Manzano will discuss the book and then dialogue with participants through a Q&A.  Afterward, members of the Americas Award review committee will offer additional suggestions for winning titles to use in the classroom. The cost of the workshop is $15, which includes lunch, a copy of the book, and curriculum materials.  This event is sponsored by  CLASP (Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs), co-organized by Vanderbilt and Tulane Universities, and hosted by Georgetown University.  Truly a team effort!  As a member of CLASP, the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute (our organization) is proud to support this workshop!

To sign up or for additional information, please email Claire González at Vanderbilt University (claire.p.gonzalez@vanderbilt.edu) or visit: http://tinyurl.com/luwqbck.  You can also click here to download the event flyer for reference.

Following the workshop, teachers are invited to attend the Américas Award ceremony at the Library of Congress.  A reception will follow the ceremony.  Please share this opportunity with all teachers, librarians, and friends!

Afternoon Award Ceremony:

Américas Award Ceremony
Monday, September 23, 2013, 3:00 – 5:30 PM
Pickford Theater, James Madison Memorial Building
Library of Congress

101 Independence Avenue
SE Washington, DC

The Hispanic Division and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress invite you to the presentation of the Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) to Sonia Manzano for The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano (Scholastic).  RSVP by contacting (202) 707-1616 or email specialevents@loc.gov

This program is sponsored by CLASP with additional funding provided by Florida International University, The Ohio State University, Tulane University, University of Florida, University of New Mexico, Stanford University, and Vanderbilt University. Please see the event flyer for more information (click here).

If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll attend one or both of these great events!

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