Group of public school librarians ‘light the way’ for Latino readers with annual bilingual reading list

Ever since the New York Timesarticle highlighting the lack of Latino characters in children’s books, there’s been a heightened awareness to find and get books by and about Latinos into the hands of Latino children.

A first-of-its-kind online Latino summer book program was launched this summer and, according to their press release, was a huge success — “Nearly 700 families and 1,450 children participated in the program, ranging from infants to high-school students from around the nation, seven other countries, and a military base in Germany.”

The popularity of the program, which featured a reading list of bilingual books, illustrates not just the interest of Latino students for titles that have characters that look like them, sound like them and live in families and communities that are familiar but the need Latino students have to read and see these elements.

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