AU2021 BookBox Series - BookBox 2: Black/Afro-Latinx identity in children’s literature

Saturday, October 9, 2021 , 9  - 11 a.m.

Location: Carmen Zoom


Tags: Area Studies Centers

BookBox 2: Black/Afro-Latinx identity in children’s literature will start on Saturday, October 9 until Saturday, December 11, 2021 (9 sessions, no session week of Thanksgiving). This BookBox meets each SATURDAY, from 9-10:30/11 a.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 9 weeks long--an initial session that is led by Dr. Enciso, sessions for each book and a final presentation session. Teachers can earn 14.5 contact hours/1.45 CEUS for their participation, as well as a possible $100 for a completed lesson plan (with corrections, should that be needed).


- Session 1: 9-11 a.m. --Dr. Enciso and Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros (OSU Librarian) Courtesy Associate Professor.

- Sessions 2-8: 9-10:30 a.m. —Five sessions focus on each of the selected books. Two sessions will have guest speakers.

- Session 9: 9-11 a.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 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.