Saturday Storytime with Storytime Star Ana Crespo

Saturday, March 18, 2023
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Lia, Luís, and author Ana Crespo as they solve a puzzle mystery! Kirkus reviews says that "intellectual lessons and a glimpse at Brazilian American culture fit seamlessly together" in Lia & Luis: Puzzled, written by Ana Crespo and illustrated by Giovana Medeiros. This storytime will include the opportunity for attendees to engage in hands-on activities and to learn some Portuguese words!

Celebrate diversity, math, and the power of storytelling!

Twins Lia and Luís have received a secret puzzle from their grandma! Can they put it together to read the hidden message? A playful exploration of geometry and sorting featuring Brazilian American characters and a glossary of Brazilian Portuguese words.

Storytelling Math celebrates children using math in their daily adventures as they play, build, and discover the world around them. Joyful stories and hands-on activities make it easy for kids and their grown-ups to explore everyday math together. Developed in collaboration with math experts at STEM education nonprofit TERC, under a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation.

Originally from Brazil, Ana Crespo moved to the United States to pursue a master of education. She fell in love with children's books when she began reading them to her daughter. But she wanted to see books by Brazilian authors featuring Brazilian characters! After her son was born, she decided to write her own stories. Ana is the author of Mathical Award winner Lia & Luís: Who Has More?, International Latino Book Award winner The Sock Thief: A Soccer Story, and the My Emotions & Me series.