Rafi and Rosi Music! / Rafi y Rosi ¡Música! Book Launch 

Saturday October 19, 2019
4:00 to 6:00 PM 
Sitar Arts Center
Washington, DC 20009

Celebrate with a free family bilingual program featuring award-winning author-illustrator Lulu Delacre. Delight in  irresistible music by Los Hijo'e Plena, the performance ensemble of Cultura Plenera, a Maryland Traditions award-winner. Together they will bring to life “Fiery Bomba,” a story in the children's book, Rafi and Rosi Music! Every neighborhood family will receive a complimentary copy of the book in either Spanish or English. A reception will follow with book sales by Politics and Prose Bookstore at Sitar Arts Center, a creative youth arts space that provides multidisciplinary arts education to children in Washington, DC.

“Let’s raise awareness of the rich music of Puerto Rico and reach underserved families in the Adams Morgan, DC area!” –Lulu Delacre

Delacre believes in the power of representation. Her books have won the Pura Belpré Honor Award, the Orbis Pictus Honor Award, and have been on the New York Time Bestseller List. Born in Puerto Rico, she’s been a Maryland resident for 30 years.

Rafi and Rosi Music! / Rafi y Rosi ¡Música! are the fourth in the popular dual language series of Rafi and Rosi Coquí published by Children’s Book Press, an imprint of Lee & Low Books. Kids will want to sing and dance with the fun-loving tree frog siblings as they explore Puerto Rican bomba, plena, and salsa.

“A welcome, well-researched reflection of cultural pride in the early-reader landscape.” —Kirkus Reviews”Ideal for early fluent readers.”—School Library Journal

The Sitar Arts Center, Cultura Plenera, and Friends of Puerto Ricoare among the sponsors of the event.
Friends of Puerto Rico will be bringing their Cafe Ama that supports SEEDS, their youth entrepreneurship program in public schools in Puerto Rico.
The theater has limited space. To register click here!


Click here to pre-order!

Lulu Delacre
September Stories

This September Rafi and Rosi Coquí are back!
Join this busy tree frog duo as they explore Puerto Rican bomba, plena and salsa.
Book Launch October 19 at the Sitar Arts Center Theater, Washington, DC,
with special appearance of Los Hijo’e Plena. For additional book signings click on Calendar.


A sneak peek into the making of the children's book Rafi and Rosi Music!, the fourth in the series of the busy tree frog duo!

Click here to pre-order!


"...their shared joy for music and dance ultimately shines through any upsets—a valuable reflection of unity....A welcome, well-researched reflection of cultural pride in the early-reader landscape.” —Kirkus Reviews

Lulu Delacre
Summer Happenings

Eight of the portraits of Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos were juried into a national exhibit held at the Cato Institute, Washington, D.C.,
Freedom: Art as the Messenger
August 6 is the release date of the book’s paperback,
pre-order it
The latest honors for the title are:
Kirkus Best Book of 2017
New York Public Libraries Best Book of 2017
Los Angeles Public Libraries Best book of 2017!
Malka Penn Honor for Human Rights in Children's Literature
Booklist's Top 10 Diverse Fiction Books for Older and Middle Readers
CCBC Choices
CBC Notable in the Field of Social Studies

Turning Pages, the picture book autobiography by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is a New York Times Bestseller and a Today Show feminist book. Also released in a Spanish version titled Pasando Páginas, the title was also honored as a Notable Social Studies 2019 Book!
Look for the return of Rafi and Rosi Coquí this September!
Sing and dance with Rafi, the irrepressible tree frog and his younger, plucky sister, Rosi, as they expolore Puerto Rican bomba, plena and salsa in
Rafi and Rosi: Music! the fourth title in the award-winning series for beginner readers. Details coming soon.


Lulu Delacre