L.A. Times Festival of Books Recap
Since I had to work that day, my husband Josh covered the L.A. Times Festival of Books and brought our daughter along for the experience. Below is his post.
As a parent, I am continually searching for unique methods to inspire my daughter. No matter what technology may devise however, 9 times out of 10, whenever there is reason to give her a gift, it ends up being a great book. That is why I was so happy to find out about the LA Times Festival of Books, now in it’s 22nd year.
I attended with my daughter on Sat. April 21st, and not only did we have a great time browsing the multitude of booths, but we were suitably overwhelmed with positive messages about self-confidence, education, and empathy, to name a few. We spent the entire day in the kids area, but I must admit I am a sucker for children’s books, and probably would have spent most of my time there anyway, even without her in tow.
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My husband and daughter with Ariana Stein of @lil_libros at #bookfest Their #spanishlanguage books feature important aspects of #LatinAmerican #culture . . . . #festivalofbooks #latimes #usc #arianastein #lillibros #books #booklife #reading #readingisfun #education #childrensbooks #selena
Among the highlights of our day were:
- The Latin musical stylings of Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein, the founders of Lil’ Libros
- Emily Calandrelli, host of Xploration Outer Space, and corespondent for Bill Nye Saves The World, explained her current work helping get humans to Mars, and the new book in her Ada Lace series “Ada Lace: Take Me To Your Leader”
- Danica McKellar, A.K.A. “Winnie Cooper” of the beloved TV classic “The Wonder Years”, spoke of her transition into the field of mathematics, and read her new children’s book “Ten Magic Butterflies”
- A dance party with Clifford The Big Red Dog
This event is extremely well-organized, thoroughly entertaining, and yup! Inspiring! I can’t wait to return with her again for years to come.
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