Summer Teacher Institute at the McNay

We were honored to be apart of this teacher development at one of the most beautiful Museums in San Antonio. We shared literary and art workshop ideas and learned from teachers form all across the city.

DoSeum Visit

Xelena and Adriana were invited to present their book and lead a workshop at the DoSeum it was great fun!

American Library Association(ALA) Conference in New Orleans

We had a blast in Nola for the 2018 ALA Conference where we received the Pura Belpré Honor Book award for illustration!
We met some truely wonderful authors and illustrators. We got to thank the great Yuyi Morales for her wonderful quote on our book.

Tai Chi Storytelling

In this unique and dynamic program, Xelena will follow a reading of her book All Around Us with a movement-based retelling of the tale. Drawing upon her experience living in China, she will introduce participants to the basics of tai chi in a way that will make the story meaningful and unforgettable. Time permitting, participants […]

Story Walk: An Interactive Way to Experience Story

Also in conjunction with the San Antonio Public Library, Xelena and Adriana shared an early version of the book with their community through a dynamic reading and art installation, designed in the style of a Story Walk. This unique way of sharing stories promotes family literacy, healthy living, and nature appreciation. Please contact the creators […]

Circles are Everywhere

What do you see inside a circle? What can you design using only circles? What circles are you a part of? Using simple demonstrations and free-writing/drawing exercises, this workshop can be tailored to fit any age group. It involves brief discussion post book-reading and a chance to participate in a worldwide experimental art project based […]