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Yesenia Montes

Event for children, in Quechua

Arequipa 2020, 

Yesenia Montes studied Psychology at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and is the coordinator of the educational association Puriyninchik, a travelling reading project that takes books in Quechua and in Spanish to children and young adults in Ayacucho. At this event, she shares with the public three of her own comic books: Imaynallam (“How are you”?), for learning how to greet people in Quechua; Uywakuna (“Animals”), for learning about the region’s animals; and Pichqa chiwchicha (“Five chicks”), the adaptation of a popular children’s story. An activity about the importance of reading and creating literature in Quechua for children.

Ages 7 and over