Public Reception & Conversation with



Armando Rendón & Oralia Garza de Cortés
facilitated by Dr. Angela Valenzuela


Latino/a Children’s Books: Issues and the Role of Libraries and Community Advocacy    
Black Box Theater Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
Friday, September 20, 2013 6:00 to 8:00pm


600 River St. Austin, TX 78701
Please RSVP to Clarissa Riojas at
Co-sponsors: Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, Benson Library, Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, El Corazón de Tejas Central Texas Chapter of REFORMA, Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Book Club, City of Austin Parks & Recreation, Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Culture Center



Armando  Rendón,  Editor-­‐  Founder  of  Somos  en  Escrito   Magazine  &  Oralia  Garza  de  Cortes,  Children’s  Literature   Specialist,  Library  Advocate  and  Independent  Scholar.    Dr.   Angela  Valenzuela  is  the  director  of  the  Texas  Center  for   Education  Policy,  College  of  Education  at  the  University  of   Texas  at  Austin.   The  evening  will  consist  of  two  presentations,  a  public   conversation,  and  a  reception.    Children’s  book  author,   Armando  Rendón,  opens  with  a  discussion  on  his  recent   publication.    Oralia  Garza  de  Cortés  follows  with  her   presentation  on  a  variety  of  issues  and  challenges  related   to  access  to  Latino/a  children’s  books.  

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