– The author and the illustrator
of Lakas and The Manilatown Fish
first-ever bilingual English-Tagalog story set
in America – in San Francisco!
be in Daly City on Wednesday, April 13, from 7
to 8:30 p.m., at the Serramonte Library Community
Author Anthony D. Robles and illustrator Carl
Angel, both from the Bay Area, will introduce
the all-American boy of Filipino descent named
, which in Tagalog means “strong,”
to Daly City, home of the largest Filipino-American
community in the United States.
Robles, a San Francisco native, has previously
written poetry published in numerous journals
and magazines, including The Asian Pacific American
Journal, DisOrient Journalzine, Pinoy Poetics,
and the anthology Seven-Card Stud with Seven
. Lakas was originally a bedtime
story Robles told his own son, also named Lakas.
It is his first children’s book.
Angel, who was born in Maryland, raised in Hawaii
and now resides in Oakland, will talk about his
colorful and lively representations of the characters.
A painter and illustrator whose work has been
shown in Bay Area galleries and museums, he has
also contributed to the anthology Honoring
, and the book Mga Kuwentong
Bayan: Folk Stories from the Philippines.
Autographed copies of the book will be available
for purchase at $16.95. For additional information,
visit the Daly City Library’s website at: www.dalycitylibrary.org
or contact the Reference Services Manager at (650)
The event is part of the Daly City Public Library’s
observance of National Library Week (April 10
to 16, 2005), as well as the Family Storytime
series, which are held on Wednesday nights. It
is funded by a “California Stories Uncovered”
grant from the California Council for the Humanities,
in partnership with the Califa Group, the California
Writing Project, Heyday Books, and New California