José Chavez will be a special guest during bilingual story time at the Rowe Branch Library on Monday, July 22 at 5:30 pm. Chavez will be presenting his children’s poetry book Estrellitas y Nopales—Little Stars and Cactus. In his first collection of bilingual poetry for children, José Chavez shares lyrical reflections that shine a light on a young Mexican-American boy who sees stars dance across the night sky, longs to sail to Mexico, paints his mother’s smile, and loves his grandmother’s green chile stew. With two cats and a friendly pig to keep him company, the curious boy embarks on a journey through his imagination as he contemplates what stars do in the daytime, and thinks of questions for the planet Saturn.
José Chavez was born in New Mexico and raised in Southern California. He attended college in Orange County, Berkeley, and Eastern New Mexico University. He has a Master's Degree in English as a Second Language, and recently retired as a second grade Dual Language Immersion teacher in Moreno Valley, CA.
He writes poetry, picture books, and short stories for children. He also writes poetry for adults.
Books will be available for purchase at the event
The Rowe Library is located at 108 E. Marshall Blvd. in San Bernardino. Participants in the library’s summer reading game will get credit for coming to the program. This event is sponsored by Friends of the San Bernardino Public Library. For more information call the library at 909-883-3411 or visit www.sbpl.org or www.facebook.com/SBPLfriends/