November 23, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Librarians Sound Off: Not a Lack of Latino Lit for Kids, but a Lack of Awareness

Librarians who serve children in predominantly Latino communities were shocked this past December to read a New York Times article claiming that there is a dearth of Latino characters in books written for young readers—a notion that is at odds with their own experiences. In fact, they tell School Library Journal, there is actually a wealth of resources currently available to these kids, and librarians have the power (and the responsibility) to make those meaningful connections.