Celebrated Spanish Author Visits Schools

Margarita del Mazo conducts storytelling sessions for district 200 students. An award-winning Spanish author whose children’s books have been translated into a dozen languages visited Woodstock schools last week.

Margarita del Mazo held storytelling sessions for kindergartners through fifth-graders and conducted workshops for teachers throughout Woodstock School District 200. Del Mazo is the author of popular children’s books, including “No Quiero Ser Rey” (“I Don’t Want to be King”) and “Camuñas,” both of which she featured during her visit from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2.

Del Mazo made her presentation entirely in Spanish for students in the district’s dual-language program, which features instruction in both English and Spanish. She collaborates with Spain’s Cervantes Institute, which promotes Spanish language and culture.

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