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Michael Genhart, Aida Salazar and Robert Liu-Trujillo – Latine Heritage Month Celebration
October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Join beloved local children’s book authors Michael Genhart, Aida Salazar and Robert Liu-Trujillo in a fun reading celebration of Latine Heritage Month at Book Passage. Based on stories author Michael Genhart heard from his mother as a child, Spanish is the Language of My Family is about the joy of sharing cultural heritage with our families, inspired by the generations of Latino people were punished for speaking Spanish and the many ways new generations are rejuvenating the language.
Michael Genhart’s text is as touching as it is poignant, and it’s paired with the striking artwork of multiple Pura Belpre Award-Winning Illustrator John Parra. Extensive material at the back of the book includes essays from the author about the history of Spanish suppression in U.S. schools and information about the Spanish alphabet.