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René Colato Laínez and 2 of his books on a colorful tropical background
René Colato Laínez
Laura Duncan, Librarian, Children's Literature Department, September 17, 2020

René Colato Laínez es el premiado autor salvadoreño de muchos libros bilingües y multiculturales para niños. Él obtuvo su maestría en creación literaria para niños y jóvenes en la Universidad de las Artes de Vermont y es maestro en la escuela primaria Fernangeles.

René Colato Laínez es uno de los autores invitados de Los Ángeles...

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Author Michael Zapata and his latest book, The Lost Book of Adana Moreau

Interview With an Author: Michael Zapata

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, September 17, 2020

Michael Zapata is a founding editor of the award-winning MAKE: Literary Magazine. He is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Award for Fiction; the City of Chicago DCASE Individual Artist Program award; and a Pushcart Nomination.


Graphic with Feels Like Home book cover

Feels Like Home: Save the Books! - Part 9

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, September 16, 2020

This post is the ninth in a series of excerpts serializing the book Feels Like Home


Julio Serrano and his 2 books on a colorful tropical background

L.A. Libros Fest: Entrevista con Julio Serrano

Lupita Leyva, Senior Librarian, Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library, Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Julio Serrano es escritor, poeta, director de documentales y artista visual guatemalteco.


Collage of tough guy books

If You Like Charles Bukowski…More Tough Guys to Read

Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Central Library, Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The novels and poetry of Charles Bukowski continue to have devoted, admiring fans, who can never get enough of his books.


Kids, teens planning a nature exploration in the neighborhood

21st Century Kids: Earth Ambassadors

Mona Gilbert, Children's Librarian, Northridge Branch Library, Tuesday, September 15, 2020

"We live on this speck called Earth—think about what you might do, today or tomorrow—and make the most of it." —Neil deGrasse Tyson


Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez and 2 of her books on a colorful tropical background

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez is an award-winning journalist and author of many novels. Her journalism career includes former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe.


Collage of books by Latinx authors

Read it First! Latino Heritage Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, September 15, 2020

September 15 - October 15 is Latino Heritage month wherein we celebrate the achievements of Latinx people and recognize their contributions to American culture. Each year during this time, the Literature & Fiction department pulls together books by Latinx and Spanish language authors to honor their work.


Dark pirate ship on the sea with words Talk Like a Pirate Day

A Week to Remember: International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, September 14, 2020

Ahoy, mateys! September 19 be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, so hoist the mainsail and shiver me timbers! Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum! Arrrr!


Portrait of Verónica Cervera

L.A. Libros Fest: Entrevista con Verónica Cervera

Ana Campos, Senior Librarian, International Languages Department, Monday, September 14, 2020

Verónica Cervera es una popular escritora del blog La cocina de Vero y autora de los libros La cocina cubana de Vero y La cocina cotidiana de Vero.


Portrait of Juana Martinez-Neal

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Juana Martinez-Neal

Lupita Leyva, Senior Librarian, Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library, Sunday, September 13, 2020

Juana Martinez-Neal es autora e ilustradora de libros infantiles. Se crió en Perú donde, siendo hija y nieta de artistas, estudió pintura.


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