5:00 - 6:00
Oakland Public Library and San Francisco Public Library children's librarians team up to talk about everything they love and look for in high-quality Latinx kidlit. Fresh from service on the 2020 Pura Belpré Book Award, Pat Toney (OPL) and Cristina Mitra (SFPL), take a deep-dive into past favorite books and future titles not to be missed.
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The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
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¡VIVA! at the Library is an annual celebration of Latino heritage, cultures and traditions. San Francisco has a rich Latino heritage that is highlighted in a diverse array of exciting programs for all ages, from Spanish storytimes to cooking classes, author talks to art and cultural presentations.