Five Days Left to Contribute to “Catalina Neon” Chapter Four!

Illustration by Juana Medina

                                        Illustration by Juana Medina

Have you been following Catalina Neon and her bandana-clad dog, Tortilla, on their quest for answers in the Galactic Poetry Cosmic Library? Now’s your chance to catch up and contribute to the next chapter!

If you’re a school or community librarian, teacher, or after-school program director, there are five days left to read Chapter Three of “The Technicolor Adventures of Catalina Neon” with your second and third graders and then submit your responses to the prompt for the next chapter.

With your help, Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and illustrator Juana Medina will reveal what happens next to Catalina, her parents, and Tortilla in Chapter Four.

March 10 is approaching quickly: ready, set, poem!

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Two Weeks Left to Contribute to “Catalina Neon” Chapter Three!

Calling all grade school librarians and teachers across the country: Now’s the time to work with your second and third graders to read Chapter Two of “The Technicolor Adventures of Catalina Neon” and respond to the prompt, helping Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera decide what happens to Catalina and her dog, Tortilla, in Chapter Three. […]

New “Catalina Neon” Chapter and Prompt!

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Law Library of Congress and Poetry and Literature Center to Host Award-Winning Poet Monica Youn

The following cross-post was written by Liah Caravalho, program specialist in the Law Library’s Office of Legislative and External Relations. It originally appeared on the In Custodia Legis blog. On the evening of Thursday, October 20, 2016, the Library of Congress will host award-winning poet and attorney Monica Youn. Youn will read from her latest collection […]