El zopilote y la chirimía

Episode 7 June 02, 2020 00:12:32

Show Notes

Written by Gabriela Olmos and illustrated by Valeria Gallo, The Buzzard and the Flute tells the story of Conchita, a girl who loses her grandfather and travels to the country of the dead to look for him. In that place, as crooked as it was fun, Conchita learns the value of her ancestors’ legacy.

About Gabriela Olmos >

Gabriela Olmos has written 12 children’s books in Mexico, one in Canada, and one in the United States. Her books have inspired exhibits, plays, and television spots promoting literacy. Gabriela has written fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Her articles, short stories, and poems have appeared in periodicals in Mexico, France, and the United States. She has translated literary and academic texts, and compiled anthologies of poetry.

In 2009 Gabriela was featured among six Mexican writers profiled in the French magazine La Revue des Livres pour Enfants. Eight of her books have been chosen for public education programs in Mexico. Two of them were selected for the A Leer / IBBY Mexico Guide. In 2013, the Smithsonian Asia Pacific American Center recommended Gabriela’s book I Dreamt. In 2016 The Latino Author chose it to head its list of the top ten books of the year. In 2019 Gabriela received the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz / Alaska Award, in the context of the festival Woman Scream: International Women’s Poetry Movement, chapter Anchorage. Also, Venezuelan organization Banco del Libro included Gabriela’s book Palabras como hilos in its exhibit featuring the best Spanish books for the year and organization Empowering Latino Futures (Latino Literacy Now) granted Eyes Closed an International Latino Book Award.

Gabriela Olmos website >

Para los niños is presented by Latino 247 Media.

Other Episodes

Episode 6

May 26, 2020 00:03:57
Episode Cover

Autor Bilingue Jose Chavez Lee Poema Baila la Fruta

El libro, Dancing Fruit, Singing Rivers-Baila la Fruta, Cantan los Ríos es un recurso excelente para aprender a leer, así que provee ritmo, repetición, y la práctica oral que necesitan los alumnos. En una época  del Cambio Climatológico, los temas acerca de la comida saludable y el cuidado de nuestra Madre Tierra aumentan la experiencia de la lectura para alumnos, maestros, y padres. Este es el segundo libro de poesía bilingüe para José, después de su premiado libro Estrellitas Y Nopales, Little Stars and Cactus. José Chávez fue maestro bilingüe por treinta y cinco años y se retiró para escribir poesía bilingüe para niños como su meta. Facebook Twitter About Jose Chavez > Author José Chavez first book, Little Stars and Cactus, Estrellitas y Nopales, won three awards from the International Latino Book Awards. He’s inspired by childhood experiences and the work of many outstanding poets. José, who has an ESL Masters, was born in New Mexico and raised in Venice, CA; he now resides in Moreno Valley, CA, with his wife and tabby cat. He is happy to present and enjoys any opportunities to read his books to audiences at schools, libraries, conferences, and other community events. El primer libro del autor José Chavez, Little Stars and Cactus- Estrellitas y Nopales, ganó tres premios de International Latino Book Awards. Él se inspira en sus experiencias personales de niñez y de la obra de poetas sobresalientes. Jose, que tiene una Maestría en ESL, nació en Nuevo México y se crió en Venice, CA; él ahora vive en Moreno Valley, CA, con su esposa y una ...

Listen

Episode 2

April 28, 2020 00:04:06
Episode Cover

DLee's First Day of School (Bilingual Version)

Diana Lee Santamaria is an educator and Latina children’s author of a bilingual preschool learning series entitled DLee’s World. Her books entitled, DLee’s Color Hunt, DLee’s Outdoor Countdown, DLee’s First Day of School, DLee’s Nighttime Scare, DLee’s Bad Day, and DLee’s Snow Day are the first six books of her preschool learning series based on the character DLee. DLee is a bright and quirky Hispanic girl with a passion for learning. The character was created to mirror the author’s childhood image however the storyline of DLee’s World incorporates the author’s experiences as a child, adult, and educator. Each character in the DLee’s World Series represents various ethnicities that are underrepresented in today’s children’s literature. Ms. Santamaria has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education along with eight years of teaching experience. As a result of her education and professional experiences, the author has created the DLee’s World Series to incorporate preschool common core objectives, diversity, playful verbiage, and developmentally appropriate learning strategies to help increase reading comprehension and overall learning. As a child who struggled with reading and social identification, the DLee’s World Series is designed to promote literacy, diversity, and fun!  To take it a step further, the author also developed her series to be bilingual with both the English and Spanish translations of the story on the same page. When asked, the author said, “My hopes are for my books to be tools for children and families to either learn a new language or for English Language Learners (ELL) to strengthen their knowledge of the English language with their educators at school and families at home.” Overall, as a woman of ...

Listen

Episode 3

May 05, 2020 00:08:58
Episode Cover

El recital de danza de Gabriela / Gabriela's Dance Recital

Gabriela's Dance Recital was adapted from the award-winning personalized children's book entitled Dance Recital. This beautifully illustrated children's picture book tells the story of Gabriela, a young girl who is nervous about her upcoming dance recital. It's an uplifting story that's perfect for any little ballerina. Jill Barletti is an award-winning children's book author. She writes bilingual children's books because her two half-Latino children were taunted for speaking Spanish when younger. With the help of her children, she founded a publishing company and created a line of bilingual personalized children's books. Customizing a book from the Snowflake Stories line is easy: (1) choose your cast, (2) tailor the appearance of each character, and (3) select any 1 - 2 of 5 languages. Finally, books that look and sound just like you! El recital de danza de Gabriela fue adaptado del premiado libro personalizado para niños titulado El recital de danza. Este libro preciosamente ilustrado cuenta la historia de Gabriela, una niña quien está nerviosa por su recital de danza que se acerca. Este cuento inspirador es perfecto para cualquier pequeña bailarina. Jill Barletti es una autora de libros infantiles premiados. Escribe libros bilingües para niños porque se burlaron de sus dos hijos medio-latinos cuando eran menores por hablar en español. Con la ayuda de sus hijos, fundó una editorial y creó una línea de libros bilingües y personalizados para niños. Personalizar un libro de la línea de Snowflake Stories es fácil: (1) escoge tu reparto, (2) modifica la apariencia de los personajes y (3) elige cualquier 1 - 2 de 5 idiomas. Por fin, un libro que no sólo ...

Listen