Thursday, March 28, 2019

Children's Picture Book Day ~ Día de Libros ilustrados

Celebrate the day with children's picture books on March 28th. Read them to your students, children, grandchildren, or to yourself. Reading to my children at night helped me develop  the Lesson for Living stories. For FREE reading activities visit: www.luzdelmes.com (Press the apple to lead you to the activities).


Celebra el día de los libros ilustrados para niños el 28 de marzo. Lee a tus alumnos, hijos, nietos o a ti mismo. El leer a mis hijos en la noche me ayudó a desarrollar las historias de Lecciones de Vida. 
Para actividades de lectura GRATIS: visite: www.luzdelmes.com  (Presione la manzana para llevarlo a las actividades).


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, March 23, 2019

Maritza M. Mejia at 5th Annual Treasure Coast Authors Book Fair

Award Winning Author Maritza M. Mejia at Paula A. Lewis Branch to celebrate Literacy at the 5th Annual Saint Lucie Book Fair  on March 30, 2019  from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Books available at: www.luzdelmes.com
Participants 2019 at two locations


       Previous Treasure Coast Authors Book Fair Participation

2017
Author Maritza M. Mejia at  Fort Pierce Branch
2nd. Annual TC Book Fair 2016 at 
Morningside Library Branch with
Yashi Nozawa, Larry P. Janet Balletta, Fred Berri, Sheila Craan, Gail, Stephanie Erickson and more. 

First Annual Treasure Coast Book Fair 2015
at 
Morningside Library


Thank you 
St. Lucie County Libraries for welcoming us!
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

Friday, March 22, 2019

World Water Day ~ Día mundial del agua


World Water Day, on March 22nd every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply, spending hours walking to water distant sources, or suffering health illness for using contaminated water.
LuzDelMes teaches kids and teens to conserve water using poetry and tales. 
FREE Reading Activities on: www.luzdelmes.com
PROMOTION: A gift from me to you in honor of World Water Day, on March 22nd. #LUZDELMES: Paperback: $5.99 & Kindle FREE. Or Kindle: $0.99 Don't miss it!

Naturaleza alegre
Me hace reír
la gota que ahorras.
¡Tiempo de actuar!


Naturaleza triste
Me haces llorar
la gota que arrojas
¡Tiempo de actuar!

(Haiku, 2018)
El Día Mundial del Agua, es el 22 de marzo de cada año, se trata de tomar medidas para enfrentar la crisis del agua. Hoy en día, hay más de 663 millones de personas que viven sin un suministro de agua seguro, que pasan horas caminando a fuentes de agua distantes o que padecen enfermedades por el uso de agua contaminada.
LuzDelMes enseña a niños y adolescentes a conservar el agua utilizando poesía y cuentos.
Actividades de lectura GRATIS en: www.luzdelmes.com

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

Thursday, March 21, 2019

World Poetry Day - Día Mundial de la Poesía

Celebrate Poetry Day - Celebra el día de la Poesía

World Poetry Day is on March 21st in the Equinox of spring, in the North Hemisphere.  It was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. The purpose of the day is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world.

"The observance of World Poetry Day is also meant to encourage a return to the oral tradition of poetry recitals, to promote the teaching of poetry, to restore a dialogue between poetry and the other arts such as theatre, dance, music and painting, and to support small publishers and create an attractive image of poetry in the media, so that the art of poetry will no longer be considered an outdated form of art, but one which enables society as a whole to regain and assert its identity." http://www.un.org/en/events/poetryday/
                                FREE POEMS: http://www.luzdelmes.com/ldm.php?ldm=poems

El Día Mundial de la Poesía es el 21 de marzo en el equinoccio de primavera, en el Hemisferio Norte. Fue propuesto en el año 1999 por la Unesco.  El propósito de la jornada es promover la lectura, escritura, publicación y enseñanza de la poesía en todo el mundo
La UNESCO lanzó al mundo el siguiente comunicado para avalar la conmemoración del día mundial de la poesía al instituir ese legado para el mundo:

«Es evidente que una acción mundial a favor de la poesía daría un reconocimiento y un impulso nuevo a los movimientos poéticos nacionales, regionales, e internacionales. Esta acción debería tener como objetivo principal sostener la diversidad de los idiomas a través de la expresión poética y dar a los que están amenazados la posibilidad de expresarse en sus comunidades respectivas.» Unesco

Poemas GRATIS en: 
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, March 20, 2019

Welcome Spring - Bienvenido Primavera

Welcome Spring with Haiku  

Spring and Easter are associated with new beginnings, rebirth, growth and life. The days are longer, the earth is blooming, and everything awakens. 

In 2019, spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) falls on Wednesday, March 20. This event marks the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the South Hemisphere.
The word equinox comes from the Latin words for “equal night”—aequus (equal) and nox (night). On the equinox, the length of day and night is nearly equal in all parts of the world. With the equinox, enjoy the increasing sunlight hours, with earlier dawns and later sunsets.
Photo credits: thethreetomatoes.com

~Flowers Bloom~
Blossom hue flowers
Sing, shine, smell, smooth and flavor
Spring is welcoming!

~Spring Wind~
Cold, balmy, warm, hot
Is Spring forthcoming your way?
Tell me silly earth!

~Blue Sky~

In the deep blue sky
Colorful birds fly and sing
Making earth happy
(Haiku@2016 by Maritza M. Mejia)
For more Poems visitwww.luzdelmes.com
La Primavera y La Pascua están asociados con renacimiento, nuevos comienzos, crecimiento y vida. Los días son más largos, la tierra florece y todo despierta.

En el 2019, el equinócio de primavera (también llamado equinócio de marzo o equinócio vernal) cae el miércoles 20 de marzo. Este evento marca el primer día astronómico de primavera en el hemisferio norte y otoño en el hemisferio sur.
La palabra equinoccio proviene de las palabras latinas para "igual noche": equus (igual) y nox (noche). En el equinoccio, la duración del día y la noche es casi igual en todas las partes del mundo. Con el equinócio, disfrute de las horas de luz solar cada vez mayores, con amaneceres más tempranos y puestas de sol posteriores.


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

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Who is St. Joseph? ~ San José

Each year on March 19th, many families prepare a table or altar in honor of Saint Joseph, Patron Saint of the poor. My Italian friends prepare a table with a well decorated fine linens, flowers and decorative breads. My favorites are the orange-cranberry scones.
Why is Saint Joseph the patron Saint of the poor? 
We know little about Saint Joseph, but his humble work as a carpenter remains us or poor salary and humble life. (Matthew 13:55).

Who is St. Joseph? 
Everything we know about Saint Joseph comes from the Bible. He was the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus. Despite his humble work, Joseph came from a royal lineage from David, the greatest king of Israel (Matthew 1:1-16 and Luke 3:23-38).
The circumstances of Joseph's death are not known, but it is likely that he died before Jesus’ ministry began and before Jesus’ Crucifixion (John 19:26-27).
What is the meaning of St. Joseph's Table?This day parishes observe the three practice of Lent: pray, fast, and alms-giving by preparing a simple meal and the money raised is given to the poor. 

St. Joseph's Day Activities
2.    Make Sugar Cookies and cut them into the shape of St. Joseph symbols: a lily, a hammer or carpenter square. https://www.whitelily.com/recipes/traditional-sugar-cookies-3894
3.    St. Joseph’s Lily Sandwiches :http://catholiccuisine.blogspot.com/2008/03/lily-sandwiches.html
                Happy Saint Joseph’s Day!                 
St. Joseph's Coloring Page - Hoja de Colorear:

Himno a san José | Música Católica | Canción a san José

Novena a San José  
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