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Friday, October 12


Kidquake: Early Elementary
For kids from kindergarten to 2nd grade. Book sales and signing to follow. With Carmen Bogan, Alexandria Giardino, Tony Piedra, Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Naomi Lau, and Florencia Milito. Free for school groups, teachers must enroll in advance at litquake.org/kidquake.

Authors and Participants
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Carmen Bogan

Carmen Bogan is author of the picture book, Granny, Who is God? and the recipient of the New Voices literary award from Lee and Low Publishers for her middle grade story, Fit Like Frankie. She is the founder of Dream on Publishing, multicultural children’s books, a passionate literacy... Read More →
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Alexandria Giardino

Alexandria Giardino is a writer and translator. Her work includes a translation of My Life with Pablo Neruda by Matilde Urrutia and essays that have appeared in the Village Voice Literary Supplement, Marie Claire, Discover, American Poetry Review, and on air at KQED. Giardino lives... Read More →
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Naomi Lau

Naomi Lau is a book creator, former teacher and business consultant. She creates stories about life’s fruit, integrating diversity and heart values for meaningful learning. She is the Founder and Chief Storyteller at San Francisco-based independent publisher Wildberry Ink (www... Read More →
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Tony Piedra

Tony Piedra crafted worlds at Pixar Animation Studios for nine years. Now, he's bringing his skills and experiences from the film industry and putting them to use as an author and illustrator of children’s books. His debut picture book, The Greatest Adventure, arrives Fall 2018... Read More →
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Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Maggie Tokuda-Hall is the author of the 2017 Parent's Choice Gold Medal winning picture book, Also an Octopus, and has more picture books forthcoming from Candlewick Press and Chronicle Books. Her debut young adult novel, The Mermaid, The Witch, and The Sea is slated for release... Read More →

Tuesday, October 16


Here in Berlin: An Excavation with Cristina Garcia
Join us as Cuban American author Cristina García discusses her latest work Here in Berlin, a portrait of a city through snapshots, an excavation of the city's contemporary stories and ghosts, its complex, troubled past still pulsing in the air.  As with her previous books, including Dreaming in Cuban and King of Cuba, Garcia's characters are never more alive, their stories bristling with regret, desire, and longing. Book sales and signing to follow. FREE

Authors and Participants
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Cristina Garcia

Cristina García is the author of seven novels, including Dreaming in Cuban, a finalist for the National Book Award that just celebrated its 25th anniversary; The Agüero Sisters, Monkey Hunting, A Handbook to Luck, The Lady Matador’s Hotel, and King of Cuba. Her work has been translated... Read More →

Tuesday October 16, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Latino Hispanic Community Meeting Room 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102