- FOR CHILDREN -
From Arroz to Shake it!
45 min. Lulu teaches gentle games from Arrorró mi niño, tells the story behind the creation of Arroz con Leche: Popular Songs and Rhymes from Latin America, and dances game-songs from Arroz con Leche and Shake it, Morena! with selected students. Recommended for Pre K-1.
the making of a Book
Rafi and Rosi Music!
45 min. 45 min. A reading of the story Fiery Bomba while readers see its illustrations on a screen. Lulu then explains the process in the making of a book. A fun program in which kids learn the basics of the bomba musical genre and its call-and-response tradition. Recommended for grades 1- 3.
The Making of a Book
Rafi and Rosi : Carnival!
45 min. A reading of Queen for a Day, a slide show that explains the process in the making of a book, and a peek at an authentic vejigante costume. Recommended for grades 1- 3.
The making of a book
Rafi and Rosi: Pirates!
45 min. A reading of Pirate Treasure, a slide show that explains the process in the making of a book, and a peek at old pirate money! Recommended for grades 1- 3.
45 min. We explore how special foods spark fond family memories, and how these memories can be transformed into stories. A reading of a story, an explanation of the creative process behind the book and the powerful role of family anecdotes. A slide show explains the printing process used for the illustrations. Recommended for grades 3-5.
Pickup Soccer Writing Workshop: a school program for middle grades.
After reading a short story from Us, in Progress Delacre shows students the process of creating fiction inspired by an article in the news. Then she guides students to begin their own story as they ponder a time when they found themselves in a situation and would have liked a different outcome. Recommended for grades 4-6.
US, In PROGRESS: THE JOURNEY
45 min. Can you think of someone you care about who’s been treated unfairly after an event? We explore how writing fiction based on true events helps process difficult emotions. I share the writing and illustration process. Recommended for grades 5-7. Six graders love this one!
The art of Turning pages
An in-depth look into the research process that informed the art of Sonia Sotomayor's autobiography for children. This program may be combined with any of the RAFI AND ROSI SERIES programs.
AN EXCITING DISCOVERY LEADS TO A PICTURE BOOK: ¡OLINGUITO, DE LA A A LA Z! OLINGUITO, FROM A TO Z!
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"The “Arroz Con Leche” game and dancing “Shake it Morena!” were a real hit!"
– Rachel Klein, Media Specialist, Clifton Avenue Grade School, Lakewood, NJ
"Our kids absolutely lit up when she began speaking in Spanish. From that moment they were hooked."
– Kari Kain, Librarian, Clearview Elementary, Herndon, VA