All Around Us - Xelena Gonzales reading signing & discussion @ Revolutionary Grounds Books and Coffee, Tucson [14 March]

All Around Us - Xelena Gonzales reading signing & discussion

17:30 - 18:30

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Revolutionary Grounds Books and Coffee
606 N 4th Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85705
Xelena González has roots in San Antonio, Texas but has stretched her wings to fly all the way to Guangzhou, China, where she works as a librarian in an international school. She studied journalism at Northwestern University and library science at Texas Woman’s University, but her true training as a storyteller has come from getting to know other living beings—including plants, animals, and people who happen to speak different languages or see the world in unusual ways. She tells these stories through picture books, essays, song, and dance.
We are fortunate to have Xelena join us for a presentation and signing of her award winning children's book «All Around Us».
Grandpa says circles are all around us.
We just have to look for them.
He points to the rainbow that rises high in the sky after a thundercloud has come. He traces the colorful arc with his hand and says, “Can you see? That’s only half of the circle…
He and his granddaughter meditate on gardens and seeds, on circles seen and unseen, inside and outside us, on where our bodies come from and where they return to. They share and create family traditions in this stunning exploration of the cycles of life and nature.

Adriana M Garcia, is a Texas based visual artist, muralist, and scenic designer. Garcia was most recently commissioned to create a mural for the San Pedro Creek improvement project in San Antonio, Texas. She has been invited to present and speak of her work at national conferences such as National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS), and the Roots and Remedies Conference. She has created murals with many community organizations in Texas and has exhibited nationally. Of her work she notes, “I create as a way to document the lives I’ve shared in, it provides a way to honor a person’s existence and make visible the marks they have imprinted upon me and the environment”
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