FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH
Filipino American History Month has been recognized since 2009 when Congress passed a resolution to commemorate the events, experiences, and lives of Filipino Americans and their impact on society since the arrival of the first Filipinos who landed in Morro Bay, California on October 18, 1587.
I'll be available for school visits (on Oahu, Hawaii only) or via Zoom in commemoration of Filipino American History Month! We'll discuss my book, The Angel of Santo Tomas
, and highlight the achievements of this remarkable Filipino humanitarian, including her work in serving American children and families detained in internment camps during WWII.
2022 CLH HALL OF FAME
(thank you) to Children's Literature Hawaii (CLH) for inducting me into their Hall of Fame! I am moved and humbled by the support of my colleagues and friends.
CLH has supported children's literature and kidlit authors and illustrators through the years with programs for educators, children and families to "experience, interpret, and create children's literature through activities such as reading, storytelling, art, drama, song, and scholarly discussion."
to view prerecorded sessions from the 2022 O'ahu Conference, "Envisioning Worlds: Where Words and Images Dance."