Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Sunday, April 21st, 2013 – USC Campus, Philippine Expressions Tent #33

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I had a wonderful day at the LA Times Festival of Books.  The Philippine Expressions tent had a great line up of authors from different genres:

  1. Historian Jay Wentz, of “The Pacific”
  2. Giovanni Ortega, Leaves from the Silvelake Barrio
  3. Albert Mortiz, Discover the Philippines Cookbook
  4. Sumi Sevilla Haru, Iron Lotus: Memoirs of a Filipina activist in Hollywood
  5. Carina Monica Montoya,(also known as Carina Forsythe) Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown (Images of America Series); Filipinos in Hollywood (Images of America Series); Santa Maria Valley (Images of America Series) co-authored by the Santa Maria Valley Historical Society; Let’s Cook Adobo, a juvenile cookbook
(l to r) Jay Wertz, Albert Mortiz, me, Giovanni Ortega, Linda Nietes - owner of Philippine Expressions Bookshop, and Sumi Haru

(l to r) Jay Wertz, Albert Mortiz, me, Giovanni Ortega, Linda Nietes – owner of Philippine Expressions Bookshop, and Sumi Haru

 

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Author Visit, Felton Elementary, Lennox, CA, March 27th 2013

I had a wonderful time with the students and staff of Felton Elementary.  I was met by their librarian extraordinaire, Mrs. Fernandez who showed me the school’s amazing library.

I began my visit by reading to very well behaved Kindergarten students.  They filed in quietly and listened to my reading with enthusiasm.  Then I headed to their cafeteria where I read “I am Flippish!” to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.  After my reading I proceeded with my lecture on ancestry and immigration.  The students were very engaging!  I was very impressed when I started talking about the Irish immigration to Mexico, one class knew about it.  We talked about the different ways to immigrate in 2013 and in 1620.  The children were shocked.  I also showed them what it was like to travel in the Mayflower and a modern day cruise ship.  All in all, the children got a glimpse of what some of their ancestors went through to come to this beautiful and blessed country called America.

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Latest review of “I am Flippish!”

Please check out the latest review of my book “I am Flippish!” by InCulture Parent book editor Meera Sriram.

http://www.incultureparent.com/2013/02/a-multicultural-book-for-mixed-race-kids/

InCulture Parent is a fabulous online magazine focusing on raising global citizens.  I suggest checking it out for your little ones.

http://www.incultureparent.com/about/

 

Wilmington Children’s Book Festival, September 15, 2012

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The Wilmington Children’s Book Festival was a great event.  I met so many wonderful families that day. We live in such a wonderful country, filled with beautiful diverse people.  I am truly blessed.

With my fellow author Alva Sachs

Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) – September 8th & 9th, 2012

Black Eyed Peas band member Apl De Ap with his very own copy of “I am Flippish!”

 

With fellow authors Lorenzo Paran III, Cecilia Brainard, and Lucy McGinley

 

 

Reading to the Fil-Am kids at the Youth Pavilion

Reading to the Fil-Am kids at the Youth Pavilion