Looking for interactive content for a classroom during Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month? The Latinx Kidlit Book Festival (LKBF) will be streaming live on October 13–14, 2022.
The LKBF is a free virtual book festival that aims to connect Latinx authors and illustrators with readers and educators in classrooms around the globe. Since its inception in 2020, the festival continues to foster a love of story and literacy and to increase empathy and conversation among educators, students, and book lovers while uplifting the voices of Latinx kidlit book creators. The LKBF offers a combination of educational materials and virtual content including panels, craft sessions, and illustrator draw-offs with best-selling and award-winning Latinx authors and illustrators. Selected content will also be available in Spanish, useful for world language, ELL, and bilingual classrooms. The sessions are geared toward all schools, educators, and students pre-K–12, not just those identifying as Latinx. Educators and students are encouraged to submit questions in advance for a chance to win a free set of books for their school. Teachers may also participate in professional development sessions; attendance certificates will be made available.