We´re all about bilingual and Spanish-language books this week in celebration of El Día del Niño, El Día de los Libros. Thus, I was very excited to see that the world-famous Festival Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara is debuting their first ever Spanish-language book fair in U.S. this weekend in Los Angeles: LéaLA.
With over 100 of the most important publishing houses in attendance, LéaLA is being touted as “One of the most ambitious efforts to bring Spanish language books to Los Angeles and the U.S.” and with a mission to “…foster the Spanish language and to recognize the varied cultural spectrum and traditions of Latinos in this country.” Just one look at their list of confirmed authors and celebrities from the literary, entertainment and education worlds proves that this is one important and must-attend event.
We’ll surely be heading to the kids’ zone where celebrities and local folks will participate in different literary and cultural programs and activities and in particular read to children in the kids’ zone. Many activities and programs will be presented simultaneously in English and Spanish. How perfect is that?
If you live anywhere near L.A., I invite you to go and help spread the word to support this important event.
Admission is completely FREE.
Event hours are: April 29, 30 and May 1st from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Concourse Hall, 1201 South Figueroa St., Los Angeles, 90015.
For more information visit www.lea-la.com.
If you do go, please let me know in the comments below. I would love to meet some SpanglishBaby peeps and have an impromptu bilingual playdate!