June 2016 Events

June has been an amazing month, and I still haven’t experienced the giddiness of the Purá Belpré Celebración this Sunday at the American Library Association Annual Conference! I had a lovely experience at both the Corpus Christi and McAllen Northcross Barnes & Noble during B-Fest. The bookstore chain was trying…

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Mesoamerican Day Signs

The post below is mainly intended for students reading my?Garza Twins?series, but the information may be useful for others as well. Most societies in pre-Columbian Mexico (Aztec, Maya, Mixtec, etc.) used a complex system to keep track of dates. Basically there were two overlapping calendars in this system: a 365-day…

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Visiting the Mayab

My family and I spent about a week in Yucatán and Quintana Roo, visiting Maya ruins and beaches (y devorando la increíble comida regional). I got in a ton of research for a book I’m planning, and I was able to continue learning Yucatec Maya. A wonderful time, often a…

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