Welcome to “Author Spotlight” series! I want to introduce you to authors in the Spanish language space I think you NEED to know. I’m setting this up Q&A-style so that you can learn more about each author’s purpose, the books that they’re most proud of, and the resources they have to support you in your classroom. I hope you enjoy these wonderful people. I know you’re going to love the stories they have to share!
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Josefina Cabello of Mrs. Cabello’s Spanish Class
WHY DID YOU START WRITING?
I started in October 2020. I could not find a book about the daily routine and activities of a bilingual and bicultural child, so I decided to write a story about my son.
WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE AND MISSION IN WRITING YOUR BOOKS?
I want Hispanic and bicultural children to see themselves in these stories. I want them to read my books and think “that is me, that is my story too”.
WHICH BOOK(S) ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF? WHY?
My first book published in 2021 makes me very proud. Mostly because all the work in this book came from Ecuadorians. The illustrator Andrea Salas is from Guayaquil, just like me. Gustavo Negron, the editor is from Guayaquil too and he is a published book author too.
DO YOU HAVE ANY UPCOMING PROJECTS WE SHOULD KEEP OUR EYES OUT FOR?
My second book is in process. This book will be focused on my daughter and her traditions.
HOW CAN WE BEST SUPPORT YOU?
I am working on the pre-sale of my second book, would love to have teachers, caregivers and educators join my email list for exclusive updates about the book launch.
WHERE CAN WE CONNECT WITH YOU?
Her First Book:
“A veces en inglés, a veces en español”
In this book you will find a story of how a little boy finds two cultures and two languages, not only in his home but in the world around him. This book is perfect for parents, caregivers and teachers of school age children.
“A veces en inglés, a veces en español” presents a wonderful opportunity for non Spanish speakers to get a glimpse on what is like for bilinguals to hear two languages at home everyday.