Lucky Diaz Musical Concert and Book Signing (An Arlington Heights Library Event)

We are thrilled to be on hand at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library for a fun kid's event featuring the multi-GRAMMY winning, taco-loving, critically acclaimed author, Lucky Diaz! Dance along to the energetic, sun-filled pop music of the award-winning musician and acclaimed children’s author of books Paletero Man and La Guitarrista, the Rock Star! After the performance, enjoy an icy paleta/popsicle and a book signing with Mr. Diaz, books available for purchase. 

This event is free with registration. To register with the library, please CLICK HERE. *Event registration opens on Saturday, June 1st at 9:00 am.

Lucky Diaz is a bilingual, multi–Latin Grammy Award–winning, Grammy-nominated and six-time Emmy-nominated musician, children’s television personality, and author. His work has been praised by NPR, BillboardPeople, and the New York Times. He is a Parent’s Choice Gold Award and NAPPA Award winner. In 2020, his album Buenos Diaz was named an official selection of notable works for children by the American Library Association. Lucky’s debut picture book, Paletero Man, has been celebrated with starred reviews from Kirkus ReviewsSchool Library JournalPublishers Weekly, and ALA Booklist. He currently lives in a house on a hill in Los Angeles with his wife, daughter, and their dog, Django. Learn more about him HERE

More About the Books: Paletero Man is a truly refreshing picture book about determination, kindness, ice pops, and the true meaning of being part of a community. What’s the best way to cool off on a hot summer day? Run quick! And find Paletero José! Follow Paletero José’s call and rush along with our narrator as he passes through his vibrant and busy neighborhood in search of the Paletero Man. But when he arrives, our narrator’s pockets are empty! What happened to his dinero? It will take the help of the entire community to get the tasty treat now. Celebrating the strength of community and the tastes of summer, fans of Thank You, Omu and Carmela Full of Wishes will be hungry for what Paletero Man has in store. 

La Guitarrista, the Rock Star is a story about a tenacious girl who achieves her wildest dreams with a little help from her community and a broken guitar. When Canta finds a guitar in the trash, she is one step closer to becoming a rock star! Even though the guitar is broken, and she doesn’t know how to play, nothing can stop Canta from achieving her wildest dreams! Fans of Because and We Will Rock Our Classmates will rock out to this empowering tale of resilience, community, the power of music—and never giving up on your dreams.

 

Event date: 

Friday, August 9, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Event address: 

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Paletero Man By Lucky Diaz, Micah Player (Illustrator), Dr. Carmen Tafolla (Translated by) Cover Image
By Lucky Diaz, Micah Player (Illustrator), Dr. Carmen Tafolla (Translated by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063014442
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - June 1st, 2021

A vibrant picture book celebrating the strength of community and the tastes of summer from Latin Grammy-winning musician Lucky Diaz and celebrated artist Micah Player.

Ring! Ring! Ring! Can you hear his call? Paletas for one! Paletas for all!


Paletero Man/¡Que Paletero tan Cool!: Bilingual English-Spanish By Lucky Diaz, Micah Player (Illustrator), Dr. Carmen Tafolla (Translated by) Cover Image
By Lucky Diaz, Micah Player (Illustrator), Dr. Carmen Tafolla (Translated by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780063216365
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins Espanol - June 7th, 2022

With the English and Spanish text side by side on the page, this bilingual edition of the vibrant picture book celebrating the strength of community and the tastes of summer is ideal for bilingual readers as well as Spanish speakers learning English and vice versa. By Latin Grammy-winning musician Lucky Diaz and celebrated artist Micah Player!


La Guitarrista, The Rock Star: Bilingual English-Spanish By Lucky Diaz, Micah Player (Illustrator), Carmen Tafolla (Translated by) Cover Image
By Lucky Diaz, Micah Player (Illustrator), Carmen Tafolla (Translated by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063254183
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins Espanol - May 7th, 2024

With the English and Spanish text side by side on the page, this bilingual edition of the rockin’ picture book about a tenacious girl who achieves her wildest dreams with a little help from her community and a broken guitar is ideal for bilingual readers as well as Spanish speakers learning English and vice versa.