LocationSan Gabriel , CA
In the San Gabriel High School auditorium, children and their families were singing and dancing; raising and lowering their hands with the performers. Instead of calling out, “Up, down!” last Saturday morning’s cheer sounds like, “Arriba, abajo!” What looks like a standard book fair and arts-and-crafts event is actually a Spanish children’s literature pop-up opportunity. The Alhambra Latino Association co-hosted the celebration with LA librería, an organization that brings Spanish-language children’s book fairs and cultural activities to L.A.-area schools. 123 Andrés – pronounced uno, dos, tres, Andrés – performed in Spanish and English, encouraging audience engagement throughout the performance.
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For more information about LA librería, visit their website here. For information about the Alhambra Latino Association, visit their site here. ALA is also taking scholarship applications; get more info on this page. For information about the performers, go to 123 Andrés’ website here.