Frederick Luis Aldama: Con Papá / With Papá

Event graphic of Frederick Luis Aldama next to an image of the cover of Con Papa / With Papa
Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 10:30am
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
Con Papá / With Papá (Latinographix) By Frederick Luis Aldama, Nicky Rodriguez (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780814215210
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mad Creek Books - August 1st, 2022

Join us in celebrating Frederick Luis Aldama's book Con Papá / With Papá! The event will include a reading, an audience Q&A, and a signing line. 


  • This event is free and open to the public. 
    • Start time: 10:30 A.M. 
    • Run time: 45-60 minutes, followed by a signing line.
    • Location: Second floor. 
  • The author will be signing and personalizing copies of the book after the speaking portion of the event.
    • In order to get a book signed, you must have purchased a copy of the book from BookPeople. 
  • Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • There will not be a live stream or recording available.
  • BookPeople reserves the right to cancel or postpone this event if necessary. 
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¡Con papá todo es posible! Con ilustraciones divertidas e imágenes ricas, este amable libro bilingüe para las edades de 3–8 celebra a los padres, les niñes y la identidad Latinx mientras lleva a los lectores en un viaje de crecimiento y descubrimiento de la niñez. Desde la entrega de las alas del dios serpiente a los brazos seguros de Papá hasta presenciar el tapiz mágico de las estrellas, Con Papá / With Papá nos muestra el mundo a través de los ojos de une niñe, de la mano de Papá, hasta que estén listos para emprender sus propias aventuras.
With Papá, anything is possible! With playful illustrations and rich imagery, this gentle bilingual story for ages 3–8 celebrates fathers, children, and Latinx identity as it takes readers on a childhood journey of growth and discovery. From delivery from the serpent god’s wings to Papá’s safe arms to witnessing the magical tapestry of stars, Con Papá / With Papá shows us the world through a child’s eyes, hand in hand with Papá, until they are ready to set off on their own adventures.


Frederick Luis Aldama is Irish Guatemalan and Mexican Latinx. His mamá was a bilingual elementary school teacher in California. Today he is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin, where he studies and lifts up Latinx contributions to literature and popular culture as the founder and director of the Latinx Pop Lab. He is the author or editor of many books, including Tales from la Vida: A Latinx Comics Anthology and his first picture book, The Adventures of Chupacabra Charlie (also available as Las aventuras de Chupacabra Charlie).

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