Latina writer of books for kids of all ages.

2016 appearances

2016

FEBRUARY

February 1, 2016, school visit, St. Andrews School, Richmond, VA

February 18, 2016, 12:30 pm Sacred Heart Center, Richmond, VA

February 18, 6:30 PM University of Richmond NEH event, reading/discussion, Richmond Public Library, Main branch, Richmond, VA

MARCH

March 2, 2016, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA, evening lecture, 7:30 PM. Details to follow.

March 3 – 5, 2016 The Furious Flower Conference, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

March 11 – 13, 2016 Tucson Book Festival, Tucson Arizona

March 16 – 17, 2016, Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA. Appearances at the Southward Boys & Girls Club (3/16) and Jack Jouett Middle School (3/17). Evening panel 3/17: “Beyond Background Characters: Life in Hyphen America,” 8pm, Culbreth Theater, University of Virginia.

March 19, 2016, Southwest Florida Reading Festival, Fort Myers, Florida

March 26, 2016, noon – 2 PM, Costco in Chesterfield, VA, 1401 Mall Drive, Chesterfield, VA

APRIL

April 1 – 2, 2016, San Antonio Book Festival, San Antonio, TX

April 9 -10, 2016, 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Festival, Los Angeles, CA

April 14, 2016, Library of Congress, Teen Book Club

April 16, 2016, 9- 1 PM Bank Street Conference on Censorship, New York. Register here.

April 27 – 28, 2016 [details to follow] Herndon Public Library All County Read presentation

April 29 – May 1, 2016, Eastern PA SCBWI 24th Annual Poconos Mountain Retreat, Highlights Foundation property in Boyds Mill, PA

MAY

May 14, 2016, 4 – 6 PM WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, VA, with KP Madonia and Hannah Barnaby

May 15, 2016, 3:30 PM, Village Exxon, 7100 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA, guest appearance at Books in the Bay bookclub.

May 25, 2016, 1 – 3 PM, Mumford Rm 649, Madison building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Av SE Washington, DC. Immigration and Children’s Literature: The role of heritage in story. Moderating panel with Wendy Shang, Aisha Saeed, Rene Colato Lainez, and Elizabeth Zunon, free and open to the public.

JUNE

June 3 – 4, 2016, Rhode Island Latino Arts, Providence RI. School visits June 3; Pawtucket Library 1 – 3 PM, with signing to follow on June 4. Free and open to the public.

June 7, 2016, 6 – 8:30 PM, Brooklyn Public Library, Central branch, Teen Writing Contest Awards ceremony

June 8, 2016, The Voracious Reader, 1997 Palmer Avenue
Larchmont New York 10538, Details TBD

EVENT CANCELED June 13 – 14, 2016, Gayle A Zeiter Young Adult and Children’s Literature Conference, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

June 23 – 25, 2016, American Library Association Awards, Orlando, FL

June 29, 2016, 7 pm, Girls of Summer Live Summer Event, Richmond Public Library, Richmond, VA, Special Guest, Carole Weatherford

June 30, 2016, University of Richmond, author visit

JULY

July 11 – 12, 2016, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan

July 23, 2016, 11 am, National Conference of La Raza via Understood.org, Orlando Florida

SEPTEMBER

September 6 – 10, 2016, Highlights Foundation for Children, Honesdale, PA, Author-in-Residence.

September 13, 2016, Fountain Bookstore, with K.P. Madonia and Hannah Barnaby, 6:30 PM, 1312 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA

September 15, 2016 Politics & Prose with Hannah Barnaby and K.P. Madonia, Washington, DC

September 24, 2016, National Book Festival, Washington, DC

Sept 28 – 30 Irving School District, Texas (details to follow)

OCTOBER

October 1, 2016, Morristown Festival of Books, Morristown, New Jersey

October 8, 2016, Prince William County Book Festival, Freedom High School, Woodbridge, VA

October 14 – 16, 2016 Oregon Association of School Libraries Conference, Bend, Oregon.

October 21, 2016, Eli’s House 2016 speaker series/Port Salerno Elementary School, Port Salerno, Florida

NOVEMBER

November 5 – 6, 2016, Texas Book Festival Kirkus Prize dinner and author panel, Austin, TX

November 9 – 10, Mamaroneck Public Schools, Mamaroneck New York

November 10, 2016, Bank Street, with R.J. Palacio 5:30 PM, New York, New York. Moderated by Jennifer Brown

November 11, 2016, Bank Street, 6 PM, a book talk en espanõl.

November 12 – 13, 2016, Book Riot Live, New York, New York

November 17 – 20, 2016, National Council of Teachers of English Conference, Atlanta, GA

DECEMBER

December 1 – 3, Rio Grande Valley Teen Read Book Festival, Rio Grande Valley, Texas, via Overlooked Books

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