Wednesday, January 30, 2019

What is LuzDelMes?~¿Qué es LuzDelMes?


                            Mission & Vision ~ Misión y Visión

LuzDelMes is a digital platform that provides monthly reflections to inspire others to rescue moral values, open bridges of communication and raise awareness about caring for the planet.
The means to reach this goal is through the Project LuzDelMes with creative writing  learning activities and the  International Literary Breakfast . In conjunction with the project of solidarity LuzDelMes that provides support for established foundations.

LuzDelMes es una plataforma digital que provee reflexiones mensuales para inspirar a otros a rescatar valores morales, abrir puentes de comunicación y crear conciencia sobre el cuidado del planeta.
El medio para alcanzar ésta meta es a través del Proyecto de escritura LuzDelMes con escritos creativosactividades para el aprendizaje,  y el Desayuno Literario Internacional. En conjunto con el Proyecto de solidaridad LuzDelMes que brinda apoyo a fundaciones ya establecidas.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Vanilla and Chocolate

Build Tolerance with Vanilla and Chocolate


This Bilingual Children’s Book provides a GREAT lesson that teaches children that although  we may be different on the outside, we are the same inside.

ACTIVITY
Build Tolerance & Share your own dreams


1.   Read Vanilla and Chocolate

             2.   Fill out the chart about the story
                      

  3.  Write your dreams in the empty cloud  




This picture-book biography is a great source  for young readers to learn about one of the world’s most influential leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King.

"Men hate each other because they fear each other. They fear each other because they don’t know each other, and they don’t know each other because they don’t communicate with each other, and they don’t communicate with each other because they are separated from each other.”
~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr at Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, on Oct. 15, 1962~
“Con frecuencia, los hombres se odian unos a otros porque se tienen miedo; tienen miedo porque no se conocen; no se conocen porque no se pueden comunicar; no se pueden comunicar porque están separados”. 
~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.~

 For FREE activities visit:

Maritza Martínez Mejía
Mother, Author, Educator and Translator
Member: FWA, SFWA, SCBWI, Board of Advisors MCBD, Delegado ANLMI
FREE Reading Activities visit: www.luzdelmes.com
Received Crystal Apple, VCB Poetry, Latino Book Awards, Author’s Talk

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Vanilla and Chocolate Coloring Pages

Vanilla and Chocolate first edition was published in October 2012 and the second edition in October 2018. This book was written to help children understand the virtue of Tolerance.
Illustrations by Estella Mejia

Main Setting: Vanilla and Chocolate main setting is at the Black and White Picnic where the development of the story mainly takes place. 

Plot: A concerned teacher helps two friends be together after their parents refused to let them play because of their skin color.


Characters: Mrs. M. prepared a Black and White Picnic Day where Vanilla and Chocolate’s parents recognized their kid’s friendship.


Lessons for Living Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/Kdz9mG1Xc5k  via @YouTube


Color Vanilla and Chocolate Characters 
using your imagination and own colors
Illustrations by Estella Mejia
1. Mrs. M.

  

2. Vanilla and Chocolate


3. Black and White Invitation

This book is dedicated to all teachers who dedicate their lives to education.
The last page of the story contains a vocabulary page and questions for discussion with children at home or at school.

For Multicultural Children's Book Author reviewers about this book visit:
 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16249983-vanilla-and-chocolate-vainilla-y-chocolate

as part of the #ReadYourWorld.

Multicultural Children’s Book Day  (1/25/19) is in its 6th year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators.  

MCBD 2019 is honored to have the following Medallion Sponsors on board!
*View our 2019 Medallion Sponsors here: https://wp.me/P5tVud-
*View our 2019 MCBD Author Sponsors here: https://wp.me/P5tVud-2eN

Happy Multicultural Children's Book Day 2019
#ReadYourWorld

Friday, January 18, 2019

2019 Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party

Don't miss the FUN and Even MORE prizes have been added for the @McChildsBookDay Twitter Party 2019 on 1/25/19!  
Prepare your questions, get ready , meet the authors!
#twitterparty #Readyourworld
Please register here:   
Maritza Martínez Mejía
Mother, Author, Educator and Translator
Member: FWA, SFWA, SCBWI, Board of Advisors MCBD, Delegado ANLMI
FREE Reading Activities visit: www.luzdelmes.com
Received Crystal Apple, VCB Poetry, Latino Book Awards, Author’s Talk

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Anuncio de la ANMLI 2019

La Academia Norteamérica de Literatura Moderna llega a la Costa del Tesoro, Florida-EUA

Tengo la grata noticia de anunciarles que he recibido, en estos primeros días del 2019, la invitación a formar una Delegación de "La Academia Norteamericana de Literatura Moderna Internacional" en la Costa del Tesoro, Florida-EUA. Agradecemos a su fundadora, la Dra. Rosalía De la Soledad, por depositar en mí tan honorable responsabilidad.

El 16 de Enero del 2019, en el Mágico Mundo de los Libros, la Dra. Rosalia, hace el anuncio oficial en el programa de Radio de La Iglesia de Sion de la apertura de la ANLMI en la zona. El acto de entrega de los certificados a las pioneras, de ésta gran misión, se entregarán el 26 de Enero al mediodía en Barnes & Noble, Jensen Beach, Florida.

Nuestro Logo indica los condados que en el Estado de la Florida estaremos representando.
Mi más sincera gratitud a los miembros de la ANLMI Capitulo Florida por todo el apoyo y enseñanza que me han brindado desde el 2014, cuando por primera vez conocí el enorme trabajo que la Academia Norteamericana de Literatura Moderna Internacional ha hecho a nivel mundial.
Seguiremos trabajando por la difusión de la buena literatura hispana.

La misión de sus miembros radica en fomentar el arte literario como mecanismo trasformador hacia la paz mundial. La palabra escrita y hablada conllevan un potencial constructor o destructor dependiendo del emisario. Y todos, en esa institución son propulsores del buen uso del lenguaje que construye puentes irrompibles de avance educativo y unidad entre los pueblos hispano-hablantes. 
Visiten la página Oficial de la ANLMI para conocer su Visión y Obras:


Maritza Martínez Mejía
Mother, Author, Educator and Translator
Member: FWA, SFWA, SCBWI, Board of Advisors MCBD, Delegado ANLMI
FREE Reading Activities visit: www.luzdelmes.com
Received Crystal Apple, VCB Poetry, Latino Book Awards, Author’s Talk

Monday, January 14, 2019

Book Review and Activity of Mermaid on a Mission to save the Ocean

Mermaids on a Mission to Save the Oceans
by Janet Balletta (Goodreads Author),Alyssa Figueroa (Illustrator)
Great tool for teachers and good read for children
Mermaids on a Mission, as the title implies, is a book about seven mermaids who protect the ocean from mankind’s pollution. Each of the mermaids have a special power that allows them to save the valuable oceans and special creatures and plant life. The conversation between the mermaids describe the culture and characteristics of each of them. I love Fina from South America and her mission to protect injured animals in Aqua Pura.
Teachers have an excellent tool to teach children how important the oceans are by following the example and action the mermaids did to keep the waters clean from pollutants.
The illustrators, Alyssa Figueroa and Alexander C. Appello, created brilliant illustrations that make the story enjoyable to read to young children.
The author Balletta includes a helpful Teacher's Guide which introduces vocabulary, discussion questions on a deep and well research topic. Congratulations Mrs. Balletta!
Mermaids on a Mission to Save the Oceans is most highly recommended.

1. Write a paragraph of your favorite part of the story:
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
2. What is your favorite Mermaid?
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

3. Follow the Sequence of the story with your own drawings    
             
I received a copy of Mermaids on a Mission to Save the Oceans by Janet Ballettaas part of the #ReadYourWorld.
Multicultural Children’s Book Day  (1/25/19) is in its 6th year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators.  

MCBD 2019 is honored to have the following Medallion Sponsors on board!
*View our 2019 Medallion Sponsors here: https://wp.me/P5tVud-
*View our 2019 MCBD Author Sponsors here: https://wp.me/P5tVud-2eN
Medallion Level Sponsors
Super Platinum: Make A Way Media
MCBD 2019 is honored to have the following Author Sponsors on board
We’d like to also give a shout-out to MCBD’s impressive CoHost Team who not only hosts the book review link-up on celebration day, but who also works tirelessly to spread the word of this event. View our CoHosts HERE.
Co-Hosts and Global Co-Hosts
TWITTER PARTY Sponsored by Make A Way Media: MCBD’s super-popular (and crazy-fun) annual Twitter Party will be held 1/25/19 at 9:00pm.E.S.T. TONS of prizes and book bundles will be given away during the party. GO HERE for more details.
FREE RESOURCES From MCBD
Free Multicultural Books for Teachers: http://bit.ly/1kGZrta
Free Empathy Classroom Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians and Educators: http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/teacher-classroom-empathy-kit/
Hashtag: Don’t forget to connect with us on social media
 and be sure and look for/use our official hashtag #ReadYourWorld.

Maritza Martínez Mejía
Mother, Author, Educator and Translator
Member: FWA, SFWA, SCBWI, Board of Advisors MCBD, Delegado ANLMI
FREE Reading Activities visit: www.luzdelmes.com
Received Crystal Apple, VCB Poetry, Latino Book Awards, Author’s Talk