X Festival Internacional de Poesía Infantil Manyula



Del 18 al 24 de noviembre, 2019
El Salvador 



LEER ES MARAVILLOSO

10 años creando lectores entre las niñas y los niños de El Salvador.


Lugares donde tomará lugar el festival

-Biblioteca Nacional de El Salvador. 

-Centro Supérate ADOC 

-Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen, MUPI 

-Librería SOHO, Las Cascadas:
Conversatorio: Influencia del festival en el boom de literatura infantil salvadoreño, participan escritores de literatura infantil, trabajadores culturales, ilustradores, editores. 
Moderadores: Manlio Argueta, Santiago Consalvi, Jorge Argueta

-Biblioteca de los Sueños, Mercado Municipal de San Jacinto

-Hogar del Niño, San Jacinto 

-Biblioteca de los Sueños, sede Santo Domingo de Guzmán, Sonsonate. 




Dibujo de volcán con flores, cortesía de Elizabeth Gómez, diseño poster: Holly Ayala.

Manyula con pastel, dibujo El Aleph Sánchez, Diseño poster: MUPI


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Pueden leer un articulo que yo escribí sobre el decimo festival de poseía infantil en hispanicla.com.  


Esto es solo una probadita del articulo:

En el verano del 2010 el escritor salvadoreño de libros infantiles Jorge Argueta me contó de su maravillosa idea de fundar un festival internacional de poesía infantil en El Salvador.

Como escritor, él quería fomentar el amor por la lectura en todos los niños del país. Días después, me invitó a participar en el festival. Jorge me dijo que ya estaban confirmados el escritor mexicoamericano Francisco X Alarcón y la escritora mexicana Margarita Robleda. También otros escritores salvadoreños se unirían al festival, incluyendo el escritor Manlio Argueta.

El sueño de Jorge era que los dos escritores salvadoreños que escribimos y publicamos libros infantiles en Estados Unidos fueran parte del festival. Uno era claramente Jorge, el fundador del festival; el otro era yo.


My Shoes and I: Crossing Three Borders/ Mis zapatos y yo: Cruzando tres fronteras


Written by René Colato Laínez
Illustrated by Fabricio Vanden Broeck


My Shoes and I is back! Now in a bilingual edition published by Piñata Books an imprint of Arte Público Press. The publication date in May 31, 2019.

This book is very important to me because it is my real journey from El Salvador to the United States. I am very happy that the book is back in print and now it is also en español.

The first review was a Starred Review from Kirkus. 

"Inspired by the author’s own story, this tale of a young boy’s arduous escape serves as a crucial, insightful, and timely light shone on a sensitive, highly relevant subject."


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About the Book

René Colato Laínez The experiences of young migrant children traveling to the United States are poignantly portrayed in this bilingual picture book.

Young René’s mother has sent him a new pair of shoes from the United States. He loves his new shoes. “They walk everywhere I walk. They jump every time I jump. They run as fast as me. We always cross the finish line at the same time.”

René—with his new shoes—and his father set off on the long journey to meet his mother in the United States. He says goodbye to his friends in El Salvador, and “Uno, dos, tres, my shoes and I are ready to go.” The trip is difficult. They take buses and walk across El Salvador, into Guatemala and then into Mexico. His brand-new shoes lose their shine, turning dirty and gray. They become elephants, pushing against the wind; race cars, fleeing hungry dogs; swim shoes, escaping floods; and submarines, navigating through sticky mud. When holes appear on the soles of his shoes, his father won’t let him give up. “René, my strong boy, we want to be with Mamá.”


Sharing his own experiences, René Colato Laínez’s moving bilingual picture book brings to life the experiences of many young children who make the arduous journey from Central America to the United States in search of a better life.



You can visit the My Shoes and I website for more information at https://myshoesandi.weebly.com




Book Trailer






René Colato Laínez at CABE: California Association of Bilingual Education



Award




I am so excited to receive a Campoy-Ada Honor Award for my book Telegrams to Heaven: The Childhood of Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero/ Telegramas al cielo: La infancia de monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero in the Biographies for Children category. 




The Premio Campoy-Ada Awards Ceremony 



Date: Friday, March 22, 2019 
Time: 10:30 am 

Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Ballroom A

A reception will follow from noon to 2:00pm. 






Book Signings 



Thursday, March 21 
10:30 a.m. 
Lectorum Publications, Inc.
Booth(s): 213, 312






I will be signing copies of my latest bilingual book My Shoes and I: Crossing Three Borders/ Mis zapatos y yo: Cruzando tres fronteras.

Thursday, March 21 
12:00 p.m. 
Arte Público Press
Booth(s): 516





Mamá the Alien / Mamá la extraterrestre



Join author René Colato Laínez and illustrator Laura Lacámara who will be signing copies of their award-winning picture book about immigration, Mamá the Alien/ Mamá la extraterrestre, published by Lee & Low Books. 

When Mamá’s purse falls on the floor, Sofia gets a peek at Mamá’s old Resident Alien card and comes to the conclusion that Mamá might be an alien from outer space. Sofia heads to the library to learn more about aliens. Some are small and some are tall. Some have four fingers on each hand and some have large, round eyes. Their skin can be gray or blue or green. But Mamá looks like a human mother! Could she really be an alien?

Filled with imagination and humor, this book is a sweet and timely celebration of family, no matter where that family comes from.

Friday, March 22 
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. 
Exhibit Hall Booth #219    



Workshops 

Workshop Title: De niño inmigrante a escritor
Date:3/22/2019
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Location/Room: Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency D


Workshop Title: La biblioteca de los sueños
Date: 3/22/2019
Time: 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Location/Room: Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency D






Finalists for 2019 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature

I am so happy and honored to be a finalist for the 2019 NSK Nuestadt Prize for Children's Literature. Congratulations to all the finalists:  Margarita Engle, Yuyi Morales, Ana Maria Machado, Isabel Minhós Martins, Hilary Mckay, Renée Watson and Jeanette Winter.

Es un honor, estoy muy feliz de ser un finalista pare el premio 2019 NSK Nuestadt de Literatura Para Niños. Felicidades a los otros finalistas Margarita Engle, Yuyi Morales, Ana Maria Machado, Isabel Minhós Martins, Hilary Mckay, Renée Watson y Jeanette Winter.



The NSK Prize is celebrated for its exclusive focus on literary merit, being recognized as one of the most truly international literary awards given in the world. This year’s nominees are from around the globe, and, notably, female authors make up almost all of the finalists. 

Los Angeles Public Library Summer Author Series

This summer, I will be part of the Los Angeles Public Library Summer Author Series. 
This is my schedule:

Harbor Gateway, June 12, 2018- 4:00 PM
Mid Valley, June 13, 2018- 4:00 PM
Vermont Square, July 11, 2018- 2:00 PM
Sun Valley, July 18, 2018- 4:00 PM
Benjamin Franklin, July 19, 2018- 4:00 PM





Summer Author Series- Los Angeles Public Library



For more information visit http://www.lapl.org/summerauthor


Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your library! Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will also be receiving a free copy of the author’s book. Come out and enjoy the fun!

¡Refréscate este verano conociendo y conectándote con autores en tu biblioteca! Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de recibir un libro gratuito. También se proporcionarán refrigerios.

You can meet the following authors and illustrators: Antonio Sacre, Laura Lacámara, René Colato Laínez, José Lozano, José Pimienta, Lilliam Rivera, Ariana Stein, Patty Rodriguez, Molly Ostertag, Chris Robertson, Tao Nyeu, Abdi Nazemian, LeUyen Pham, Maurene Goo, Kathryn Hewitt, Nilah Magruder, Andrea Loney, Susan Bernardo, Courtenay Fletcher, Eren Unten, Cecil Castellucci, Brandy Colbert, Sara Saedi, Mary McCoy, Aditi Khorana, Robin Benway, Tillie Walden, Erica Silverman, Ashlyn Anstee and Katherine Kottaras.

June


Woodland Hills Branch Library
June 5, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Molly Ostertag

West Los Angeles Regional Library
June 7, 2018 4:15PM to 5:15PM
Summer Author: Meet Chris Robertson

North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library
June 9, 2018 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Tao Nyeu

Mar Vista Branch Library
June 11, 2018 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Antonio Sacre

Silver Lake Branch Library
June 11, 2018 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Summer Author: Meet Abdi Nazemian

Chinatown Branch Library
June 11, 2018 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Summer Author: Meet LeUyen Pham

Northridge Branch Library
June 12, 2018 2:30PM to 3:30PM
Summer Author: Meet Maurene Goo

Harbor City - Harbor Gateway Branch Library
June 12, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Rene Colato Lainez

Pacoima Branch Library
June 13, 2018 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Kathryn Hewitt

Ascot Branch Library
June 13, 2018 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Antonio Sacre

Washington Irving Branch Library
June 13, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Nilah Magruder

Mid-Valley Regional Library
June 13, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Rene Colato Lainez

Encino - Tarzana Branch Library
June 14, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Abdi Nazemian

Playa Vista Branch Library
June 15, 2018 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Andrea Loney

Alma Reaves Woods - Watts Branch Library
June 19, 2018 2:30PM to 3:30PM
Summer Author: Meet Andrea Loney

Vernon - Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library
June 20, 2018 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Nilah Magruder

Chatsworth Branch Library
June 20, 2018 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Susan Bernardo & Courtenay Fletcher

Fairfax Branch Library
June 20, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Kathryn Hewitt

Wilmington Branch Library
June 21, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Andrea Loney

Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library
June 21, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Antonio Sacre

Felipe de Neve Branch Library
June 21, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Jose Pimienta

Benjamin Franklin Branch Library
June 27, 2018 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Summer Author: Meet Lilliam Rivera

Studio City Branch Library
June 27, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Eren Unten

Pico Union Branch Library
June 28, 2018 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Laura Lacamara

Atwater Village Branch Library
June 28, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Cecil Castellucci

Echo Park Branch Library
June 28, 2018 6:00PM to 7:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Brandy Colbert

Baldwin Hills Branch Library
June 29, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Molly Ostertag

Eagle Rock Branch Library
June 30, 2018 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Sara Saedi


July

Venice - Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library
July 3, 2018 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Ariana Stein

Angeles Mesa Branch Library
July 10, 2018 1:00PM to 2:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Patty Rodriguez

Jefferson - Vassie D. Wright Memorial Branch Library
July 10, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Jose Pimienta

Cahuenga Branch Library
July 10, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Laura Lacamara

Palms - Rancho Park Branch Library
July 11, 2018 10:30AM to 11:30AM
Summer Author: Meet Chris Robertson

Little Tokyo Branch Library
July 11, 2018 10:30AM to 11:30AM
Summer Author: Meet Ariana Stein

Vermont Square Branch Library
July 11, 2018 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Rene Colato Lainez

Sunland - Tujunga Branch Library
July 12, 2018 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Summer Author: Meet Mary McCoy

Platt Branch Library
July 12, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Aditi Khorana

Westchester - Loyola Village Branch Library
July 12, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Kathryn Hewitt

Studio City Branch Library
July 12, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Robin Benway

North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library
July 12, 2018 5:00PM to July 18, 2018 6:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Tillie Walden

Lincoln Heights Branch Library
July 13, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Lilliam Rivera

Central Library
July 14, 2018 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Erica Silverman

Central Library
July 14, 2018 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Sara Saedi

Robertson Branch Library
July 15, 2018 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Ashlyn Anstee

Memorial Branch Library
July 16, 2018 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Cecil Castellucci

Edendale Branch Library
July 16, 2018 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Summer Author: Meet Susan Bernardo & Courtenay Fletcher

Mark Twain Branch Library
July 16, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Tillie Walden

Junipero Serra Branch Library
July 17, 2018 4:30PM to 5:30PM
Summer Author: Nilah Magruder

John C. Fremont Branch Library
July 18, 2018 10:30AM to 11:30AM
Summer Author: Meet Chris Robertson

Hyde Park Miriam Matthews Branch Library
July 18, 2018 2:30PM to 3:30PM
Summer Author: Meet Jose Lozano

Sun Valley Branch Library
July 18, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Rene Colato Lainez

Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library
July 19, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Ashlyn Anstee

Malabar Branch Library
July 19, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Lilliam Rivera

Valley Plaza Branch Library
July 19, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Susan Bernardo & Courtenay Fletcher

Benjamin Franklin Branch Library
July 19, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Rene Colato Lainez

Pio Pico - Koreatown Branch Library
July 20, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Erica Silverman

West Valley Regional Branch Library
July 21, 2018 1:00PM to 2:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Aditi Khorana

Arroyo Seco Regional Library
July 23, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Courtenay Fletcher

John Muir Branch Library
July 24, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Jose Lozano

Eagle Rock Branch Library
July 25, 2018 10:30AM to 11:30AM
Summer Author: Meet Tao Nyeu

Exposition Park - Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional Library
July 25, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Nilah Magruder

Ascot Branch Library
July 26, 2018 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Ashlyn Anstee

Porter Ranch Branch Library
July 26, 2018 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Summer Author: Meet Robin Benway

Frances Howard Goldwyn - Hollywood Regional Library
July 27, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Jose Lozano

El Sereno Branch Library
July 30, 2018 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Summer Author: Meet Mary McCoy

Lake View Terrace Branch Library
July 31, 2018 1:00PM to 2:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Patty Rodriguez

Junipero Serra Branch Library
July 31, 2018 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Jose Pimienta

Sherman Oaks Martin Pollard Branch Library
July 31, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet E. Katherine Kottaras

Wilshire Branch Library
July 31, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Laura Lacamara



August 

Lincoln Heights Branch Library
August 2, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Summer Author: Meet Tao Nyeu