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TCU Summer Literacy Institute

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Inclusive Literacy Practices

May 29 – 30, 2024

Presented by TCU College of Education and Fort Worth Independent School District.

Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña is a New York Times-bestselling author who has received numerous accolades for his young adult novels and picture books, including the prestigious Newbery Medal. He brings his books to life: detailing the "stories behind the stories" and explaining the inspiration behind his beloved books. (photo credit Heather Waraksa.)

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Matt de la Pena


Duncan Tonatiuh

Duncan Tonatiuh (toh-nah-tee-YOU) is an award-winning author-illustrator whose accolades include: a Pura Belpré Medal and multiple honors, the Robert F. Sibert Medal, the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award, the Américas Award, the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, and multiple Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List selections and New York Times Best Illustrated Books mentions.

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Duncan Tonatiuh


Journeyman Ink

Journeyman InkOver the last 20 years, Will Richey and Alejandro Perez, Jr., have activated Joy in the rooms of over 500,000 youth and adults from school assemblies to Toyota Corporate; Professional Developments to Southwest Airlines. Creators of DaVerse Lounge and authors of, "The Journey Curriculum," their shared Puerto Rican Heritage offers a compelling thread to their infections, kinesthetic, call and response approach to the Art of Spoken Word as trail blazers in the Social and Emotional Learning field.

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