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Anika Aldamuy Denise (The Children's Book Podcast #496)

March 17, 2019

LIGHTS, CAMERA, CARMEN! 

 

Anika Aldamuy Denise (@AnikaDenise) is the author of PLANTING STORIES: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Bepré, an exceptional picture book biography about one of perhaps the best know librarians of our time or any. Anika also shares her CARMEN series, including STARRING CARMEN and LIGHTS, CAMERA, CARMEN!, featuring a tenacious, vibrant, creative force of a kid and the dynamics she brings to her loving family. One of the things we come back to over and over in our conversation is that there's a certain special recognition that happens when you see somebody that looks like you. It's an unspoken recognition and, for the right reader, being seen can mean everything.

 

  

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

In the vein of Eloise, Olivia, and Fancy Nancy, Carmen is a little girl with a BIG personality. She loves the spotlight and fame that comes with being an actress, and she only grudgingly shares attention with her adoring little brother, Eduardo - especially when the prize is a starring role in a commercial.

 

Carmen and her family speak a mix of English and Spanish, inspired the author’s loving exchanges with her father as a little girl.

 

 

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ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Learn more about author Anika Aldamuy Denise at anikadenise.com

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