4 Sep 2012

The Eternity of the Popol Vuh

By: Irania Patterson “At the beginning of time everything was silent and calm. There was nothing standing on the face of the earth, the sea was just resting and the sky was peaceful….” These are words of the Popol Vuh (also known as the Mayan’s Bible), a story I had the pleasure of reading this summer [...]

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4 Sep 2012

3 Reasons Why Bi-cultural Art Programs are Important

By: Ana Lucia Divins   This summer I was invited to participate as teaching artist in the first bilingual art summer camp offered for a local museum here in Charlotte: The Mint Museum. It was definitely a learning experience, from researching about the topic (the Mayan creation of the world: Popol Vuh) to learning the [...]

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27 Jul 2012

Becoming a Multicultural Children’s Writer

By: Irania Patterson  In my journey as a children’s writer and storyteller I have come across many resources and authors that have taught me a lot about multicultural books. At some point of my career I have to admit I felt confused and upset for the many ways some people misused this term and adapt [...]

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