Why do children need this book?

Willie and TLA Austin 2015    TheHerosJourney-TLA2015presentation  

in Austin, Texas at the Texas Library Association Conference, April 15, 2015

Because children need the Hero and Shero’s Journey.  Because they are searching for a way to navigate in the world.  Because they want to be good citizens.  READ our powerpoint to learn why AALAS, (Alazan Arts Letters & Stories) is creating the highest quality books for the next generation of Latin@ children.  And why we know that EVERYONE loses without these stories.  Without our story, all children cannot complete their own. 

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We’re gonna be at the Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas!

Got the invite from the Texas Book Festival!  Way to go, Willie! We are on Sunday, October 26th, at 11:00 am, in Austin, Texas. We will be in the Children’s Tent. With Willie’s story on fire, and voting rights blazing!

Please come and bring your children, cuz they LOVE interactive books. This development has been like climbing Tenochtitlan in stilettos — and it’s happening. Your attendance, your support, will help us get the momentum to interactively tell the marginalized stories of Tejanos and Tejanas. People like: Singer Lydia Mendoza; attorney Gus Garcia; Los Cinco de la Raza Unida; Las Cinco mujeres de la Raza Unida; poet Raul Salinas; poetesa Angela de Hoyos, folklorist Americo Paredes; scholar Gloria Anzaldua — and many more.

It’s time. It’s time. Please, please, support our story. It’s the world’s story too. Great stories — greatly told.

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El Willie gets his respect! at the San Antonio Library for Hispanic Heritage Month 2014

Please join us as we celebrate the life of Voting Rights Pioneer “Willie” Velasquez on Saturday, September 13th, 2014, 3-5 pm, at the Las Palmas Library in San Antonio, Texas. FREE.

Las Palmas is on the Westside of San Antonio, 515 Castroville Road. Speaking of Castro, Congressman Joaquin Castro is expected to attend.
Music, Light refreshments, children and lots of wato.

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Come celebrate Willie Velasquez Day! with us


We will present our book,

The boy made of lightning,

the First Interactive Children’s

Book on the life of Voting Rights

Pioneer Willie Velasquez on

Friday, May 9th, at the Mexican-

American Cultural Center

(MACC), in Austin, Texas, at

6:30 pm.

Facilitated by Dr. Angela Valenzuela, UT Professor and Educational Advocate

Music, Reception. FREE


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You are very invited to celebrate Willie Velasquez Day! with us at the MACC

This is how children learn to vote!

This is a sample of what happened after the children of Patlan Elementary School in Seguin, Texas, heard and saw the First Interactive Book on the life of Willie Velasquez, The boy made of lightning.

Please celebrate Willie Velasquez Day! in Texas on Friday, May 9th, at the MACC in Austin, 6:30 pm.  FREE.

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Please join us in celebrating Willie Velasquez Day at the MACC in Austin on May 9th, 2014

wvelasquez-svrep-lifeHalf of the Public School Children in Texas today are Brown – yet they don’t know who he is.

Half of the Public School Children in Texas today are Brown –

and they don’t know their hero’s and shero’s stories.

Please join us in celebrating

The boy made of lightning, the First Interactive Children’s story of Voting Rights Pioneer Willie Velasquez, in the first of a new wave of Latin@ children’s literature.