Monday, June 9, 2014

Selected Resources for Latino Children's and YA Books

I compiled the information below for a guest lecture I'm doing in a YA literature and resources class. This is obviously not an all-inclusive list of resources. I listed some of the articles / news stories that have come out recently that seem to have fueled the momentum in the movement for greater diversity in books for children and young adults. The great thing? There's so much discussion of the topic taking place online these days that it's almost hard to keep up!

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

One Book, One Barrio!

La Casa Azul Bookstore in NYC is hosting the first ever One Book, One Barrio reading campaign! The 2013 Pura Belpré Award honor book The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano has been selected as the first book to be read as part of the campaign.  If you are in the New York City area, there are a number of upcoming events you can attend. If you aren't, how about finding a copy of the book in your local library or independent bookstore and reading it in solidarity? Here's a good opportunity to check on how diverse these resources are in your area and to encourage them to promote and support more diverse offerings. The campaign goes through the fall, so if you're a teacher or librarian perhaps consider a unit, program or book discussion focusing on the book.