En la Clase: A Video from Matt de la Peña

Tomorrow I leave for Tucson to present at the National Association of Multicultural Education Conference.  If by chance any of you will be there, let me know!! I’m really looking forward to it, as my presentation is on Benjamin Alire Sáenz, one of our favorite authors here at Vamos a Leer.  I’m hoping to come back with lots of inspiration for new topics for our weekly En la Clase posts. Unfortunately, as I’ve been busy preparing for the conference, I don’t have an En la Clase post for you this week.  Instead, I thought I’d share a really wonderful video that’s been circulating recently as part of the We Need Diverse Books campaign.  In the video, Matt de la Peña asks kids about books they read and whether they see themselves in the stories.  It was filmed at the LA Central library, which I think is such a wonderful location to complement the message of the short video.  As Matt de la Peña’s Mexican Whiteboy is our featured book for December’s book group, the timing was perfect to share this with you all.  We hope you’ll check it out!


2 thoughts on “En la Clase: A Video from Matt de la Peña

  1. Thank you for sharing this video! I’m really enjoying all that your blog has to offer. Wish I were going to NAME, but same old story — too many conferences, not enough funding. Have a wonderful time!

    • Thanks so much for stopping by our blog and your kind words! Just spent some time on your site Critical Children’s Lit–great resources and ideas! Can’t wait to spend some more time with it.

      So true–there are so many great conferences and not enough funding or time!

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