In 1995, a group of Texas State faculty members felt there was a need to promote multicultural books for the sake of the community.
Now, 20 years later, students and members of the community will come together this weekend to celebrate Mexican American children’s literature at the 20th annual Tomás Rivera Award Conference and Literature Fair.
Jesse Gainer, assistant professor in the College of Education and director of the fair, said the weekend would be dedicated to educating individuals on the importance of reading.
“We have two events that are associated with the Tomás Rivera Award, a conference and a fair,” Gainer said. “Because this year is the 20th anniversary, we are making it a special two-day event.”