The Texas Book Festival will bring books to life for young readers during FESTIBA 2012 through, an engaging literacy program in which authors from across the country are invited to present their works to students in economically-disadvantaged public schools. At the end of the presentations, each child receives an autographed copy of the book, and a set of books is also given to the school library.
Schools for 2012:
Diaz-Villarreal Elementary, Mission
Eligio Kika De La Garza Elementary, Mission
Evangelina Garza Elementary, Mission
W.J. Clinton Elementary, Penitas
Rubén Hinojosa Elementary, Mercedes
Perez Elementary, McAllen
Reading Rock Star Authors
René Saldaña Jr.
Texas Tech University
René Saldaña Jr. created the popular character of Mickey Rangel, a Latino Encyclopedia Brown, who solves mysteries in The Case of the Pen Gone Missing / El caso de la pluma perdida and the latest bilingual book in the series, The Lemon Tree Caper/ La intriga del limonero: Coleccion ...