Georgina Lazaro opens our “Jornada Centenaria a Julia de Burgos” with an amazing range of presentations

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The love for literature and the need for creativity to be explored was the central topic of children’s book author Georgina Lazaro’s at various book readings and presentations all around our community this past week. On October 21st toddlers from our Centro Infantil Consuelo Corretjer” visited the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture (NRAC), where they got introduced to the book El Flamboyán Amarillo. Later that day she visited Bernard Moos Elementary where she presented a 3rd grade class with the process of how to make a book, followed by the book reading of Julia, a book dedicated to Julia de Burgos.Lazaro has received many international awards for her literature and pedagogy, including the  Educator of the Year Award by the Chamber of Commerce of the Municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico. On Thursday, Georgina was received by over 200 students from different Charter Schools, among them Erie Charter School and Volta, who were also able to learn the process of creating a book, as well valuable information about Julia de Burgos. NPRAC is now showing a beautiful exhibition installed by BACCA Coordinator Maria Borrero and ACA Navigator Raul Maldonado, which brings together historic images of the poet as well as a 3D painting titled: Transcendent Julia. Students were also encouraged by their chaperones and professor to walk around and learn about our Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos. The exhibition ad book readings are all part of the Jornada Centenaria and centennial celebration of Julia de Burgos, which will also include the play presentation of Julia de Burgos: Child of Water by Urban Theater Company .