Latino & Multicultural Resources
On this page you'll find links to an extensive list of Latino Authors and Illustrators, resources for serving Latino children and families and more.Publishing for the U.S.Latino Population
Other Related Resources and Websites of Interest
- Association of American Publishers - this trade organization offers many resources and booklists through its Get Caught Reading! and ¡Ajá, leyendo! campaigns.
- The Alma Project: A Cultural Curriculum Infusion Model
- ALSC (Association for Library Services to Children)
- Kids @ Your Library Toolkit includes Spanish-language resources for promoting the library and its services to children and their families.
- Every Child Ready to Read® (ECRR) is a parent education initiative which stresses that early literacy begins with the primary adults in a child's life. The 2nd edition of ECRR, released in 2011, and there are plans for a Spanish language edition.
- American Library Association
- Annenberg Media -- the media arm of the Annenburg Foundation provides educational video programs with coordinated Web and print materials for the professional development of K-12 teachers through the website Learner.org.
- Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature (APAAL)-- the awards promote Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage and are awarded based on literary and artistic merit.
- Bilingual Books and Education - Macarena Salas, a former editor at Scholastic, interviewed Pat and Dr. Alba Ortiz, a professor at the University of Texas/Austin, about bilingual books and education. This interview is one of a series of national teleconferences produced by Las Comadres Para Las Americas.
- The Children's Book Council
- Dígame un cuento/Tell Me A Story: Bilingual Library Programs for Children and Families - created by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, this useful online manual suggests bilingual story hour programs for Latino children and their families. Early childhood educators can consult this resource to learn about activities using Latino children's books.
- Family Involvement Storybook Project at Harvard University - includes a tool kit for Tomás and the Library Lady.
Blogs about Latino/a Children's and Teen Literature
- Bookjoy! – Pat's blog.
- Adriana Dominguez's blog Voces – a place for and about Latino authors and their books, Spanish language translations, and news from the Latino book industry.
- Imagínense Libros: Celebrating Latino Children's Literature, Literacy, and Libraries – ¡Imagínense Libros! is a virtual evaluation collection of Latino children's and young adult literature designed to help librarians, educators, and parents choose high-quality books authentically representing the Latino cultures. Resources related to Latino/a authors and illustrators are provided in addition to other topics related to Latino Children's Literature.