Cal State LA and The African American Children's Book Project present
I Read to See Me
A Celebration of Multicultural Children's Books
Saturday, September 24, 2022
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
King Hall Courtyard, Cal State LA
5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032
Free parking for “I Read to See Me” is available in Parking Structure C (Top Level)
Welcome – 11-11:10 A.M. – In front of King Hall
Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Dean, College of Ethnic Studies
Literary creators will discuss their journeys of creating diverse books and the importance of all children having books that reflect their images.
Lecture Hall 1 - KING HALL
YOUNG ADULT - 11:15 A.M.-12 P.M.
Moderator: Tamara Shiloh - Bookseller - The Multicultural Bookstore
Nikki Barthelmess - Author - Everything Within and In Between
Ashley M. Coleman - Author - Good Morning, Love: A Novel
Naz Kutub - Author - The Loophole
PICTURE BOOK - 12:15-1 P.M.
Moderator - Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati - Founder - The African American Children's Book Project Angela Dalton - Author - Show the World!
Mónica Mancillas - Author - Mariana and Her Familia
Cindy Montenegro - Author - My Mind is a Mountain/Mi Mente es una Montaña
Benson Shum - Author & Illustrator - Anzu the Great Kaiju
MIDDLE GRADE - 1:15-2 P.M.
Moderator: Tamika Burgess - Author - Sincerely Sicily
Henry Lien - Author - Peasprout Chen: Battle of Champions (Book 2)
Andrea J. Loney - Author - Curve & Flow: The Elegant Vision of L.A. Architect Paul R. Williams & Abby in Orbit: Blast Off!
Aida Salazar - Author - In the Spirit of a Dream: 13 Stories of American Immigrants of Color
Tamara Shiloh - Author - Jaxon’s Magical Adventure with Black Inventors and Scientists
Lecture Hall 2 - KING HALL
WHY - 11:30 A.M.-12:20 P.M.
Moderator: Zeena Pliska - Author - Hello, Little One: A Monarch Butterfly Story
Aminah Bakeer Abdul-Jabbaar - Professor, Department of Pan-African Studies, Cal State LA
Patricia Morris Buckley - Author, Librarian at La Mesa Dale Elementary School, and Member of American Indian Library Association
Juily Phun, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, Cal State LA
Anita Tijerina Revilla, Ph.D. - Professor and Chair, Department of Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies, Cal State LA
Miguel Zavala, Ph.D. - Professor of Urban Learning, Cal State LA
WHAT - 12:30-1:15 P.M.
Moderator: Lettycia Terrones - Learning and Instructional Services Librarian, Cal State LA Virginia Loh-Hagan - Author - A is for Asian American: An Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Alphabet
Angela Shanté Johnson - Publisher & Author - Sunday Dinner Publishing
Melanie Romero - Editor - Lil’ Libros - Author - Amor de Colores
HOW - 1:25-2 P.M.
Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati - Founder - The African American Children’s Book Project & Literary Friends
Reading Circle - University Library
Dominique DiPrima - Morning Drive Host and Senior Producer - KBLA TALK 1580
Donn Swaby - Author - You’re Everything, Everywhere, All The Time
11:20-11:30 A.M. - Mónica Mancillas
11:30-11:40 A.M. - Benson Shum
11:40-11:50 A.M. - Virginia Loh-Hagan
11:50 A.M.-12 P.M. - Cindy Montenegro
12-12:10 P.M. - Andrea J. Loney
12:10-12:20 P.M. - Naz Kutub
12:20-12:30 P.M. - Zeena Pliska
12:30-12:40 P.M. - Henry Lien
12:40-12:50 P.M. - Ashley M. Coleman
12:50-1 P.M. - Nikki Barthelmess
1-1:10 P.M. - Tamara Shiloh
1:10-1:20 P.M. - Angela Dalton
1:20-1:30 P.M. - Melanie Romero
1:30-1:40 P.M. - Angela Shanté Johnson
1:40-1:50 P.M. - Patricia Morris Buckley