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7th Annual LibroFEST

The festival will kick off with a performance by Mariachi Los Pasajeros, followed by entertaining bilingual story times for kids and parents alike! Xavier Garza will read from his new bilingual picture book, Just One Itsy Bitsy Little Bite / Sólo una mordidita chiquitita (Piñata Books, 2018), which celebrates the Mexican holiday of Day of…


The Green Book: African-American Travel in the Jim Crow Era

Under Jim Crow segregation laws, African-Americans were often met with discrimination and intimidation as they traveled across the United States. Victor Green, a black postal worker in New York, published the first Negro Motorist Green Book in 1936 as a guide to businesses that would serve African-American travelers. Over the next 28 years, the annual publication helped…

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