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NHCC Children’s Bilingual Book Festival

April 25

9 am to 5 pm

The Children’s Bilingual Book Festival takes place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in April of each year and features K-6 books in Spanish and English and Native Languages in English. There are author readings, a book fair, student storytelling, poetry performances, workshops for teachers and parents, and art and book-related activities for all ages, including teens. Join us!

Visit the festival website.

On Friday, April 24 (school visits) and Saturday, April 25, 2020, the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, hosts its second annual Children’s Bilingual Book Festival, the only one of its kind in the U.S. that features children’s books in Spanish and English and Native languages and English. 

The focus on Spanish-English and Native Language-English books and authors makes this festival particularly meaningful and vibrant, reflecting the identities of many children in New Mexico and the Southwest. We want to encourage children to see themselves in contemporary children’s literature as well as introduce a bilingual body of work to a wider audience.

The festival features author readings, student storytelling, a book fair, workshops for parents and teachers, and creative and book-related activities for young readers (K-6) and their families.

The festival is a partnership between the NHCC and the following partners:  Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Bookworks, Artful Life, The Public Library (City of Albuquerque), Dual Language Education of New Mexico (DLENM), REFORMA, and UNM Press.

We would like to thank our generous donors, the City of Albuquerque, the BNSF Railway Foundation, and French Funerals and Cremations, for making the 2019 festival possible.

For more information, please contact Valerie Martínez, Director of History and Literary Arts, National Hispanic Cultural Center: valerie.martinez@state.nm.us; 505-383-4724.