Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Música amiga {GIVEAWAY}

I have long admired the work of authors Alma Flor Ada, F. Isabel Campoy, and Suni Paz. These ladies are certainly an inspiration to women around the world for their absolute devotion to children and education. When I began exploring Latino children's literature for my children and the Latin Baby Book Club, their work was some of the first I came across. They were then, and continue to be, my favorites. Both Alma Flor and Isabel have contributed to the Book Club's website with articles and descriptions of their books.

So as I was putting together this Music in Education series, their Música amiga collection immediately came to mind. So I contacted them asking if they would consider donating a set or one of their other works for a giveaway.

Their generosity is unbelievable and I am happy to say that MommyMaestra will be partnering with them over the few months to bring you some of their best educational materials for children. You can learn about these giveaways by following MommyMaestra's Facebook page.

To begin, the authors have offered two sets of Música amiga to MommyMaestra readers. One for a teacher and another for a parent.

Sra. Campoy once told me that she felt this series was their best contribution to Latino children. Written together with Alma Flor Ada, this incredible collection is made even more powerful by their collaboration with the talented Suni Paz, who arranged and sings all of the songs on the CD many of which are her original compositions.

This anthology of folklore and original poems uses the power of music and poetry to build literacy. It is available as a set or as individual books. Parents, teachers, librarians, and homeschoolers will find Música amiga to be a valuable tool for developing their students' phonemic awareness and supporting language acquisition; both basic foundations for reading success.

You can find a complete description of each book on the Latin Baby Book Club website as it was shared by Sra. Campoy. It is available for purchase through Del Sol Books.


On this post, parents and teachers (ages 18 and over) may enter to win one set of Música amiga.

The authors want to be sure that both a teacher AND a family each wins this valuable collection, so...

To enter, simply leave a comment below letting us know if you are a teacher or a parent. (Por favor, if you are a teacher, do not sign up as a parent, too.) A winner will be chosen from each group.

The deadline to enter is 11:59 EST, Monday, November 21st. The two winners will be chosen using and contacted via email - so be sure to leave a valid email address in your comment! Open to United States residents only.

And to increase your chances of winning, you can:

1.) Blog about this giveaway and include the link to your post in the comments below.

2.) Follow me on Twitter and tweet the following: Win an entire set of Música amiga! @LatinMami Spanish #reading #giveaway

Don't forget to let me know by posting a separate comment for each entry!

By entering this giveaway, you agree to the Official Sweepstakes Rules. No purchase required. Void where prohibited.

¡Buena suerte!

Disclosure: This giveaway is offered in collaboration with the authors. I have not been compensated in any way for offering this giveaway, and it results from my contacting them and asking for a contribution to our Music in Education series.


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