The NYTimes published an article lamenting the lack of Latino children’s literature December 2012. A follow-up piece included a reading list of Latino children’s books. I was pleasantly surprised to discover SOLP listed in the latter.
Amy Cummins and Leslie Briones just published an excellent article in English in Texas– A Journal of the Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts. Contemporary Mexican American Young Adult Books of the Texas Borderlands highlights positive portrayals of Chicano culture in contemporary YA Literature beyond The House on Mango Street. The Smell of Old Lady Perfume is featured.
Read the article.
It’s been a great season for The Smell of Old Lady Perfume. My book was taught to future teachers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and UT Pan American in Spring of 2012. It was also part of an online continuing education curriculum through the American Library Association. I had the pleasure of interacting with participants of all three courses, and received some very thoughtful feedback.
View my latest efforts to promote the paperback release of my book. Click here for The Smell of Old Lady Perfume’s official book trailer.
The Smell of Old Lady Perfume is officially available in Paperback May 1st. “Like” my Facebook “Author” Page and I will enter you to win a signed copy.
I recently had the opportunity to visit a group of about 150 6th, 7th and 8th graders at Kanoon Magnet School, a Chicago Public School in Little Village. It was a quite exciting to see my characters through their eyes in an art project.