Look who’s book made it on the Colorado Parent list that gives a shout out to Grandparents!!!
Check out Dreamscape Media who made the illustration come alive with movement!
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.
Xelena and Adriana were invited to present their book and lead a workshop at the DoSeum it was great fun!
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.
We visited Ogden recently it was great connect with the students and teachers. Xelena even ran into her instructor when she attended Ogden back in the day.
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 will then engage in a group story circle that will involve their own ideas and movements inspired by tai chi, yoga, or other forms of expression. This program is appropriate for ages 5 to adult, and can be modified for younger audiences with parent participation. *30 minutes minimum, with the option to extend exercise up to 90 minutes
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 to discuss the space and cost considerations involved in replicating this exhibition in your space or city. Indoor or outdoor displays are possible.
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 on circles. Older writers will leave with the beginnings of a reflective story, essay, or poem. *30 minutes minimum, which includes story time for younger participants.