Book Giveaway: I Lived on Butterfly Hill

¡Hola a todos!

I Lived on Butterfly Hill imageThis month we have a special book in store for you! We are giving away the novel titled I Lived on Butterfly Hill, written by Marjorie Agosín and illustrated by Lee White. This book is a winner of the 2015 Pura Belpré Author Award, and also a Commended Title of the 2015 Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. It is for ages 10-14, and it tells the story of eleven-year-old Celeste Marconi, her experiences during the beginning of the military coup in Chile, and her move to the United States due to governmental violations of liberty, danger and fear. During this time, Celeste’s parents are in hiding. It follows Celeste during and after the Pinochet regime, exposing her fears, anxieties and longings associated with her country. According to De Colores, “Magic and mysticism are important elements, and Agosín adds dimension and depth by showing how children and adults from the different cultures within Chile—including Nana Delfina, a Mapuche woman from the south of Chile, and Grandmother Frida, a Jewish refugee from Central Europe—incorporate the supernatural into their lives.” We hope the winner enjoys this book!

To be entered in the giveaway, comment on this post by March 31st. The winner will receive an email about where to mail the book.

Good luck!
Kalyn

Local Events with Marjorie Agosín

We are very excited to announce a number of events taking place this week with Marjorie Agosín!

Agosín is an award-winning self-described “poet, human rights activist, literary critic…interested in Jewish literature and literature of human rights in the Americas; women writers of Latin America; migration, identity, and ethnicity.” Those of you who attended our workshops on the history of Chilean arpilleras are already familiar with some of Agosin’s work.  The collection of arpilleras displayed at the NHCC exhibit belongs to Agosin, and we featured some of her poetry in our curriculum guide “Stitching Resistance: The History of Chilean Arpilleras.”

Below we’ve included information on her three different speaking engagements taking place this week. I’m really excited for Saturday’s reading from her new young adult book I Lived on Butterfly Hill. It looks absolutely beautiful.  Continue reading

Local Event!! Stitching Resistance: The History of Chilean Arpilleras

For all of our local New Mexico Teachers:

We are very excited to announce another upcoming LAII’s k-12 Teacher workshop for the arpillerafall semester “Stitching Resistance: The History of Chilean Arpilleras.”  The workshop will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.  This workshop is the third in a series that started last spring.   While the content is related, each workshop provides different information, so don’t worry, you don’t have to have attended the last two in order to register for this one.  Continue reading

Local Event!! Stitching Resistance: The History of Chilean Arpilleras

For all of our local New Mexico Teachers:

We are very excited to announce our next series of LAII k-12 Teacher workshop for the arpilleraspring semester “Stitching Resistance: The History of Chilean Arpilleras.”

The National Hispanic Cultural Center and the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute are coming together once again to provide another in-depth and profound look at Latin America history, art and experience via special events tailored for New Mexico teachers. Continue reading