74th Latino Book & Family Festival
Join us for a special pre-festival screening of the movie La Bamba

When:/ Cuando:

Saturday, June 8 , 2024, 10am–4 pm

Sábado, 8 de junio de 2024, 10 am–4 pm

Where: /Donde:

Miracosta Collage

Free Admission & parking

Entrada y parqueadero gratis

Over 100 Exhibitors

Más de 100 expositores

Get autographed books

Firma de libros por los autores

Bilingual activities & Workshops

Actividades y talleres bilingües 

Health, education, financial empowerment

Salud, educación, empoderamiento financiero

Keynote Speakers

Father of Latino Playwriting, Director/writer of La Bamba and Zoot Suit
and creator of El Teatro Campesino
Luis Valdez

Victor Villaseñor

Award Winning Author of 

Rain of Gold, 13 Senses, Burro Genius among others


Dra. Beatriz Villareal

Director of Mano a Mano Foundation and 

Latino Community Leader 

Authors /Autores

Esther Reyes Jones

La Señora with the Blue Lipstick

Teresa Verduzco 

Sundays with Abuelita / Domingos con Abuelita

Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin

Mi Amor/ Chicana on Fire: Ignited by the 1970’s East L.A. Chicano Protest Movement

Poli Flores

In the Shadows of the Sun

Únanse a nosotros en este festival; participen como partner, exhibitor o author

Activities /Actividades

Exhibitors / Expositores

  • Community Resources
  • Health -Blood pressure readings, blood sugar testing, vision screening provided by TrueCare. Dental services provided by Vista Community Clinic.
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Community Libraries
  • Plus, food vendors
  • Children’s Village

Workshops / Talleres

  •  Benefits Programs: Medical/CalFresh Programas de Beneficios: Medical/CalFresh ESPAÑOL/SPANISH
  • Community College Programs
  • Careers in the Trades Union
  • Careers in the Navy
  • Understanding Diabetes and High Blood Entendiendo la diabetes y la alta presión. ESPAÑOL/SPANISH
  • Author Workshops

Entertainment / Entretenimiento

  •  Kainga Music Steel Drum
  • Ballet Folklorico Cultural de San Bernardino
  •  Tierra Caliente Ballet Folklorico Academy featuring LuMaya


MiraCosta College is honored once again to host the Latino Book & Family Festival. The MiraCosta Community College District has served the coastal North San Diego County area for over 88 years. 

Our mission is to provide superior educational opportunities and student support services to a diverse population of learners, with a focus on their success. As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), veteran and military supportive institution, and Achieving the Dream Leader College, MiraCosta College fosters the academic and life success of its diverse learners within a caring and equitable environment to strengthen the educational, economic, cultural, and social well-being of the communities we serve. 

MiraCosta holds a special place for the Latino community, offering the Puente Project and the Office of Advancement, with several scholarships and grants to support students and help them overcome financial barriers to higher education. MiraCosta College is also currently one of 15 community colleges in California that offers a bachelor’s degrees to help students get jobs in high-demand fields. The friendly campus offers a spectacular coastal view. Students, staff , and visitors come together here to help each other succeed.

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