Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

The Pebbles Center - Learning about Latin America at the New Orleans Public Library

April 2nd, 2011
11:00 am

Pebbles Center
Children‘€™s Resource Center
New Orleans Public Library
913 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115

April 16th reading of The Woman who Outshone the Sun: The Legend of Lucia Zenteno by Rosalma Zubizarreta
Final reading of this spring’s series

The Pebbles Center is a joint collaboration between the New Orleans Public Library and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. The Center‘€™s goal is to enhance the learning and lives of the children of New Orleans by offering them resources and opportunities to experience the rich diversity of Latin America. Each year the Center contributes books and resources to the New Orleans Public Library‘€™s collection and organizes special events and activities around special themes. All are welcome to learn more about Latin America in the Spring 2011 La hora del cuento book reading series. This bilingual storytime program is for children ages 2-6 and is followed by an activity. For more information or to participate please contact Denise Woltering at or 504-865-5164.
Saturdays at 11:00 am


January 29, 2011
El Gallo de Bodas: A Traditional Cuban Folktale by Rigoberto Gonzalez

February 12, 2011
Tonight is Carnaval by Arthur Dorros

February 19, 2011
De Colores and Other Latin American Folk Songs for Children by José-Luis Orozco
Special Performance by José Luis Orozco

March 19, 2011
People of Corn: A Mayan Story by Mary-Joan Gerson

April 2, 2011
Mama and Papa have a Store by Amelia Lau Carling

April 16, 2011
The Woman who Outshone the Sun: The Legend of Lucia Zenteno by Rosalma Zubizarreta


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Upcoming Events

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.