Monday, January 25, 2021

ANLMI Costa del Tesoro Segundo Aniversario

Hace dos años, tuvimos el honor de iniciar la Academia Norteamericana de Literatura Moderna Internacional - Costa del Tesoro, Florida con un homenaje a José Martí en Barnes & Noble, Jensen Beach en una mañana familiar. 

En el evento se entregó los certificados a las pioneras de ésta gran misión, Janet Balletta, Canciller, y Maritza M. Mejia, Presidenta, durante el día Multicultural del Libro Infantil (ReadYourWorld). Agradecemos a su fundadora, la Dra. Rosalía De la Soledad, por depositar en nosotros tan honorable responsabilidad. 

Celebraremos el Primer Aniversario con un Café Literario y Conversatorio sobre la escritora humanista Chilena Gabriela Mistral y Premio Nobel de Literatura 1945. Agradecemos a quienes han apoyado a ésta delegación :Janet Balletta, Tere Rodriguez-Nora, Suzan Johnson, Lois Peith, Gladys Garzón y su servidora Maritza M Mejia.


El Segundo aniversario lo celebraremos en forma virtual leyendo poemas de unidad y paz de diversos autores el día 30 de enero, 2021 a las 3:00 p.m. ET
Recuerdos de nuestros inicios
Presentando a José Martí en una mañana familiar
    Leyendo el poema: Cultivemos una rosa blanca 

¿Quién fue José Martí?

El intelectual latinoamericano más importante del siglo XIX. Nació el 28 de enero de 1853 – y falleció el 19 de mayo de 1895. Su nombre: José Julián Martí Pérez. Un poeta, ensayista, periodista, traductor, profesor y editor cubano, considerado un héroe nacional y una figura importante en la literatura latinoamericana.

José Martí desarrolló una larga carrera literaria que abarcó géneros literarios como la poesía, la novela, el teatro, el ensayo y el periodismo. Escribió la revista "La Edad de Oro" , destinada a los niños de América Latina, un proyecto que transformó el concepto de la literatura infantil en estas tierras. 

La obra de Martí es considerada, junto con la de autores como Rubén Darío o Amado Nervo, como parte del modernismo hispanoamericana. 




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

                                           


Multicultural Children's Book Day 2021


 


Diversity in children’s literature has been a topic of concern to movements like We Need Diverse Books and Multicultural Children’s Book DayAuthors, illustrators, educators and bloggers have been an important element to make sure children have access to books that celebrate diversity. Feature characters from diverse cultures, countries and race are an important building block of the learning process in classroom and at home. It is fundamental to teach students from early age that different does not mean to be wrong.

When I was a child,  I always dreamed of traveling around the world , visiting different places, meeting people with different languages, and tasting delicious foods from around the world... I perfect dream that I made it reality over the years.

I’m pleased to be part of MCBD since June 2015 not only as an author, but also as a Reviewer to Multicultural Children’s Book Day. This event has helped me promote my books, increase followers in my social media, and meet authors from around the world.

As a Book Reviewer, I've received, free of cost, books to review and donate to my local school library or classroom teacher who requests books for students. The reviews will be added to the Massive Review Linky on the date of the event. 
My reviews and activities will be posted on Goodreads, Amazon, Facebook and my BLOG LuzDelMes
HERE IS MY BLOG REVIEW 2021👉

USE Hashtag #ReadYourWorld
Maritza M. Mejia
As a Board of Advisor I invita you to join the adventure Visithttp://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/ 
Use hashtag:  #ReadYourWorld 




Poemas y Reflexiones: www.luzdelmes.com
ACTIVIDADES 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

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Building Tolerance with Vanilla and Chocolate ~ Activities

 

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Book review and activity of "El niño y la Luna" by Jorge Luis Seco

El niño y la Luna (Spanish Edition) – Inspirador con impactantes ilustraciones


Jorge Luis Seco

Goodreads Author's 

Genre    Children

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/453446.Jorge_Luis_Seco

REVIEWS By Maritza M. Mejia for Multicultural Children's Book Day 2021

El autor,  Jorge Luis Seco, logra llegar no solo a los jóvenes lectores, pero a los adultos también. Las ilustraciones de  Juan José Catalán embellecen el interesante mensaje que el autor nos presenta en El niño y la Luna. Les recomiendo éste precioso libro escrito en inglés y español. Felicitamos a la editorial, ilustrador y al autor. ¡Enhorabuena!

The author, Jorge Luis Seco, manages to reach not only young readers, but adults as well. The illustrations of Juan José Catalán embellish the interesting message that the author presents to us in El niño y la Luna. I recommend this beautiful book written in English and Spanish. Congratulations to the Publisher, Illustrator and Author. Congratulations!

ACTIVITIES CREATED BY: Maritza Martínez Mejía @2021

1. Write a paragraph of your favorite part of El niño y la Luna?

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2. What did you learn about the story?_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

3. What is your favorite illustration?

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I review El niño y la Luna for  #ReadYourWorld. Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2021 (1/29/21) is in its 8th year! This non-profit children’s literacy initiative was founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen; two diverse book-loving moms who saw a need to shine the spotlight on all of the multicultural books and authors on the market while also working to get those book into the hands of young readers and educators.

Eight years in, MCBD’s mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in homes and school bookshelves continues. Read about our Mission & History HERE.

MCBD 2021 is honored to be Supported by these Medallion Sponsors!

FOUNDER’S CIRCLE: Mia Wenjen (Prgamaticmom) and Valarie Budayr’s (Audreypress.com)

Platinum SponsorsLanguage Lizard Bilingual Books in 50+ LanguagesAuthor Deedee Cummings and Make A Way Media

Gold Sponsors: Barefoot BooksCandlewick PressCapstone,  Hoopoe Books,  KidLitTVPeachtree Publishing Company Inc.

Silver Sponsors: Charlotte RiggleConnecticut Association of School LibrariansAuthor Kimberly Gordon BiddlePack-N-Go Girls

Bronze Sponsors: Agatha Rodi and AMELIE is IMPRESSED!Barnes Brothers BooksCreate and Educate Solutions, LLCDreambuilt BooksDyesha and Triesha McCants/McCants SquaredRedfin Real EstateSnowflake StoriesStar Bright BooksTimTimTom Bilingual Personalized BooksAuthor Vivian KirkfieldWisdom Tales PressMy Well Read Child 

MCBD 2021 is honored to be Supported by these Author Sponsors!

Poster Artist: Nat Iwata

Authors: Author Afsaneh MoradianAuthor Alva Sachs & Three Wishes Publishing CompanyAuthor Angeliki Stamatopoulou-PedersenAuthor Anna OlswangerAuthor Casey Bell Author Claudine NordenAuthor Debbie DadeyAuthor Diana Huang & Intrepids,  Author Eugenia Chu & Brandon goes to BeijingGreen Kids Club,  Author Gwen JacksonAuthor Janet Balletta, Author Josh FunkAuthor Julia InserroKarter Johnson & Popcorn and BooksAuthor Kathleen Burkinshaw & The Last Cherry BlossomAuthor Keila DawsonMaya/Neel Adventures with Culture GrooveAuthor Mia WenjenMichael GenhartNancy Tupper LingAuthor Natalie MurrayNatalie McDonald-PerkinsAuthor Natasha YimAuthor Phe Lang and Me On The Page Publishing, Sandra Elaine ScottAuthor Shoumi Sen & From The Toddler DiariesSISSY GOES TINY by Rebecca Flansburg and B.A. NorrgardSusan Schaefer Bernardo & Illustrator Courtenay Fletcher,  Tales of the Five Enchanted MermaidsAuthor Theresa MackiewiczTonya Duncan and the Sophie Washington Book SeriesAuthor Toshia StelivanValerie Williams-Sanchez & The Cocoa Kids Collection Books©Author Vanessa Womack, MBAAuthor Veronica Appleton & the Journey to Appleville book series

MCBD 2021 is Honored to be Supported by our CoHosts and Global CoHosts!

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Author and Reviewer

Maritza M. Mejia writes to inspire others to be their best selves.

Member: ANLMI, FWA, SFWA, Delegada ANLMI

Awards: Crystal Apple 2006, VCB Poetry 2015, Latino Book Awards 2016, Author’s Talk Book Show 2017- American Eagle2020 -Social Media: @luzdelmes