March 23, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

How Tia Lola Came to Stay/De como Tía Lola vino a quedarse | 30-Second Booktalk

This month’s 30-second booktalk—which is presented in both English and Spanish—comes to us from Dr. Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez, a contributor at Latin@s in Kid Lit, a blog dedicated to exploring Latino/a literature for children and teens. Dr. Rodriguez recommends Julia Alvarez’s fantastic middle grade novel, When Tia Lola Came to Stay (Knopf, 2001).

Are you a librarian or teacher who loves to recommend books? Think you can do it in under 30-seconds? Make a video and send it to We may feature it in a future post.

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Kiera Parrott About Kiera Parrott

Kiera Parrott is the reviews director for School Library Journal and Library Journal and a former children's librarian. Her favorite books are ones that make her cry—or snort—on public transportation.



  1. Melissa Arnett says:

    I love this! Awesome!

  2. Kathy Ishizuka Kathy Ishizuka says:

    What Melissa said!