ALSC announces the Día Family Book Club Curriculum
The following press release was just sent out on the ALSC website. Read on for more information about adding a Family Book Club to your Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros celebrations at your library. ———————————————————————— Contact: Joanna Ison Program Officer for Projects & Partnerships Association for Library Service to … Continue reading
2014 Pura Belpré Award Winners
As always, the Pura Belpré award winners are a great source of a few excellent new books to add to your collection that honor the Latino cultural experience and Latino authors. The award celebrates cultural authenticity both by only selecting from books written by Latino authors, but also selecting books … Continue reading
Did You Know…?
There are approximately 452,000,000 Spanish speakers world wide. According to the Census Bureau 2008 data, nearly 1 in 6 Americans, or 46.9 million people, are Latino. Even more importantly for chlidren’s librarians, 44% of children under the age of 18, and 47% of children under 5 are Latino. (Census factfinder) There … Continue reading