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Sunday, April 14 • 3:45pm - 4:30pm
In Conversation: LA Librería Presents the Challenges of Biliteracy

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Madeline Peña, Myriam Quintanilla, Paulina López and Janet Cerda will discuss the challenges of biliteracy and the importance of reading in Spanish to your children.They will also share with parents tips and resources to succeed. Moderated by Chiara Arroyo.

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Chiara Arroyo

Chiara Arroyo is a journalist, editor, and an expert on children's literature in Spanish. She holds a BA in Philosophy and Literature by the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and a Master's Degree in Journalism from the University of Madrid. She has been reporter and editor in the newspaper... Read More →

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Madeline Peña

Madeline Peña is the Digital Content Manager for the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL). In the past, she has worked as Multilingual Collections Manager and Bilingual Social Media Librarian with LAPL. She has been an active member of REFORMA for the past six years. She is a current member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors, serving as a President and Chapter Representative for the West Region, Co-Chair of the Public Relations Committee, and Co-Chair of the Marketing Committee for RNCVI. In the pas... Read More →
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Myriam Quintanilla

Myriam Quintanilla has been serving Southern California students, families, and teachers for the past 15 years as a bilingual teacher and mentor. Ms. Quintanilla started her career as a bilingual teacher at Camino Nuevo Charter Academy and as a Dual Language Demonstration Teacher... Read More →
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Paulina López

Paulina Lopez-Velazquez was born in Oaxaca, Mexico where she spent the first 12 years of her life. In 1994, her father decided to move her entire family to Los Angeles after opening the now-iconic Guelaguetza Restaurant in Koreatown. She is currently the CFO of the family business... Read More →
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Janet Cerda

Janet Cerda investigates the biliteracy development of immigrant children and youth over time and examines assessment practices that document K-12 multilingual and multicultural teaching and learning. She was a New York City bilingual teacher for 6 years.  In Los Angeles, she worked... Read More →


Sunday April 14, 2019 3:45pm - 4:30pm
LA Times En Español Stage

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