Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Pebbles Center Fall Saturday Storytime

October 3rd, 2009 - December 5th, 2009
Saturdays, 2:00 PM
2:00 PM

The Pebbles Center
Children’s Resource Center
New Orleans Public Library
913 Napoleon Ave

This fall the Pebbles Center will begin a Saturday storytime with featured books from the collection. Each reading will fall on the first Saturday of every month starting at 2:00 pm beginning Saturday, October 3rd. The books selected are all winners of the CLASP (Consortium for Latin American Studies Programs) Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Come and bring your children to learn about Latin America and to discover the resources at the Pebbles Center.

October 3, 2009
2009 Américas Book Award Winner Just In Case by Yuyi Morales will be read, followed by a sugar skull making workshop to prepare for Día de los Muertos.

November 7, 2009
2008 Américas Book Award Winner Yum! MmMm! Que Rico! Americas’ Sproutings by Pat Mora will be read, followed by a craft.

December 5, 2009
2009 Américas Book Award Winner The Surrender Tree by Margarita Engle will be read, followed by a craft that explores the culture of Cuba.


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Upcoming Events

Kaqchikel Langauge Table

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Join Kaqchikel professors, native speakers, and fellow students from across the country for an hour of language practice and networking.

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Online Summer Book Group for K-12 Educators

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For pre-service, early career and veteran teachers who love reading and learning through literature who want to explore award-winning books for the middle and early high school classrooms. Join us as we read four books that explore stories of coming-of-age from multiple perspectives. Participants will receive a copy of each book and participate in an open discussion with other K-12 educators. We will launch the book group with The Other Half of Happy. The group will meet online and explore the real story behind this award-winning book with the author Rebecca Balrcárcel. Join us this summer as we discover new stories and books for your classroom.

Register here for $15 (includes all 4 books).

All online Zoom meetings are at 7:00 PM CST.


Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and AfterCLASS at Tulane University. For more information, please email

Central America, People and the Environment Educator Institute 2021

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This summer educator institute is the third institute in a series being offered by Tulane University, The University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. This series of institutes is designed to enhance the presence of Central America in the K-12 classroom. Each year, participants engage with presenters, resources and other K-12 colleagues to explore diverse topics in Central America with a focus on people and the environment.

While at Tulane, the institute will explore the historic connections between the United States and Central America focusing on indigenous communities and environment while highlighting topics of social justice and environmental conservation. Join us to explore Central America and teaching strategies to implement into the classroom.

Additional details and registration will be available in the late fall 2020. For more information, please email or call 504.865.5164.