La hora del cuento presenta Omar el jaguar y Guillo el armadillo con Andrea Olatunji! The Pebbles Center joined in the fun with the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Family Day at the Book Fest this year!
The Pebbles Center welcomed all to a bilingual story time or la hora del cuento featuring award-winning author and educator, Andrea Olatunji. Olatunji shared two short stories exploring the biodiversity of the Americas, Omar, el jaguar and Guillo, el armadillo. Originally from Uruguay, Olatunji now lives in New Orleans with her husband and son bringing stories of the Americas to classrooms across the country. Young readers of all language backgrounds are welcome to participate in this interactive story time program followed by making masks. The Pebbles Center is a collaborative project between the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the New Orleans Public Library.
We also made Jaguar Masks for crafts with the children in attendance! Many Pre-Columbian societies wore jaguar masks to convey power and wisdom as well as protection from evil. We will create paper plate jaguar masks and decorate them with spot paint.