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Thu, May 02


LibroMobile Bookstore

A Plática and Book Signing with Dr. Oriel Maria Siu

Story Time for Maestrxs!!

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A Plática and Book Signing with Dr. Oriel Maria Siu
A Plática and Book Signing with Dr. Oriel Maria Siu

Time & Location

May 02, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

LibroMobile Bookstore, 1150 S Bristol St A3, Santa Ana, CA 92704, USA

About the Event

Story Time for Maestrxs!!

That’s right, a special story time for our local educators!

Dismantling Foundational Fairy Tales One Children’s Book at a Time: A Plática and Book Signing with Dr. Oriel Maria Siu

🗓️6-8pm Thursday, May 2, 2024

📍LibroMobile 1150 S. Bristol St. #A3

Santa Ana, CA 92704

*Café & Pan Dulce will be provided for all educators, students, & truth-tellers!

Join us for a captivating in-person conversation and book signing with Dr. Oriel Maria Siu, author of the award-winning book ‘Christopher the Ogre Cologre, It’s Over!’ Event is co-hosted with our community partner, CSUF Digital Ethnic Futures Consortium (DEFCon).

About the Author:

When Dr. Siu became a mother in 2013, she encountered an unexpected problem: the lack of inspiring, empowering, historically on-point, and culturally sensitive books for children of color in the U.S. So, she decided to write her own. Oriel María Siu, Ph.D., is a writer, scholar and educator of Náhuat/Pipil/Chinese descent born and raised in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. In 1997, at the age of 16, Dr. Siu was forced to leave her homeland for Los Angeles, where she became active in the creation of educational spaces for the growing Central American, Indigenous, Black and Brown communities of LA helping to establish the first Central American Studies Program in the U.S. at CSU Northridge in 1999, and later founding Latinx Studies at the University of Puget Sound in 2012. Dr. Siu holds a Masters in Cultural Studies from UC Berkeley, a Doctoral Degree from UCLA. In 2020, Dr. Siu was selected “Top Ten New Latino Latina/Latino Authors” by Latino Stories for her contributions to children’s literature in the U.S.

This event is free & open to the public, supported in part by CSUF Digital Ethnic Futures Initiative and LMAC.

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