The San Antonio Book Festival Was Here and We Can't Wait For Next Year!Monday, April 29, 2013
Bummed that we missed Carmen Tafolla, author of one of our favorite children's bilingual books, What Can you Do With A Paleta, we were happy to be just in time to see another favorite, Diane Gonzales Bertrand, author of Ricardo's Race. She was there to read her newest bilingual book, Sofia and the Purple Dress.
It was such a special day, because it is a rare occasion that you get to enjoy the view of the city from the 3rd floor terrace of the library!
We made a milagro that was going to be sent to The White House, with other wishes made that day.
We did get to see one more reading and I am so glad we decided to stay for author, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.
She read her book Grandma and the Great Gourd: A Bengali Folktale. She stood close to the audience and engaged us with her storytelling. The folktale had a repeating line that the kids remembered and repeated along with the author. In fact, my children are still singing that verse today!
We purchased the book and she so graciously signed and took a photo with us!
There was so much for us to do at San Antonio Book Festival! And even 3 times as many things for grown up book lovers, just in case you were wondering, the schedule is here. We had such a great time and walked away with some good books, sweet memories and a desire to go back for more!