AU2021 BookBox Series - BookBox 1: Exploring Latin America in PictureBooks and Poetry

Thursday, September 30, 2021 , 6  - 8 p.m.

Location: Carmen Zoom


Tags: Area Studies Centers

BookBox 1: Exploring Latin America in PictureBooks and Poetry will start on Thursday, September 30, 2021 until November 11, 2021 (7 sessions, no session week of Thanksgiving). This BookBox is a general set of books focused on Latin American content. Each Thursday, from 6-7:30 p.m./8p.m., we will discuss one of the selected books (five in total) and ways Latin American centered children's books can be used in the classroom. This program runs 7 weeks long--an initial session that is led by Dr. Enciso, sessions for each book and a final presentation session. Teachers can earn 11.5 contact hours/1.15 CEUS for their participation, as well as a possible $100 for a completed lesson plan (with corrections, should that be needed).


- Session 1: 6-8 p.m.--Dr. Enciso and Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros (OSU Librarian) Courtesy Associate Professor.

- Sessions 2-6; 6-7:30 p.m.—each session focuses on one of the following books: My Papi has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero and illustrated by Zeke Peña Kokila (2019); Tia Isa wants a car by Meg Medina (2011);  When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana by Michael Mahin  (Author), Jose Ramirez (Illustrator) (2018); Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings by Francie Latour and illustrated by Ken Daley (2018); They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid’s Poems by David Bowles (2018). **Books are subject to change.**

- Session 7: 6-7:30 p.m.--Lesson Plan Draft Presentation & final reflection of the Virtual BookBox. 



  1. Participants are REQUIRED to attend all sessions in order to receive a CEU letter. If you are unable to attend a particular session, you must contact Patricia Vocal PRIOR to that session for an alternate assignment. 
  2. This is open to any k-12 teacher, though it may be more suitable for k-8th teachers. Some books contain Spanish and the extent of the Spanish depends on on the individual book. 
  3. There may be events for additional CEU/contact hours; this is at the discretion of CLAS and depending on university scheduling of events.

Registration opens Friday, August 27, 2021 and will remain open until Friday, September 10 or until slots are full. We will contact you to confirm your participation/get mailing address; you have a week to confirm, otherwise your books may be delayed.

To learn more, visit the Center for Latin American Studies website.