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Xelena González is the author of "All Around Us" (Cinco Puntos Press, 2017), a picture book that deftly depicts her Mestiza culture and roots on the Westside of San Antonio. Before moving to China to serve as an international school librarian, Xelena conducted community outreach for the San Antonio Public Library, specializing in early literacy programs. Along the way she has led various workshops in dance, creative writing, drama and other art forms. She’s now carrying this mixed bag of tricks into her new adventures as a visiting author.