February 18, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Something Beautiful | Spring 2016 Titles for and About Latinos

Librarian Lucia Acosta set out to find new books that had a Hispanic character, theme, or backdrop on the floor of the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in January 2016. Check out these selections of titles by and about Latinos, publishing this spring.

Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx by Sonia Manzano | SLJ Review

SLJ’s starred review of Sonia Manzano—Sesame Street‘s “Maria”—YA memoir.

Celebrate 15 Years of Harry Potter; Summer Reading for Latino Kids | News Bites

Libraries can win a Harry Potter party pack to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, complete with new paperback editions of the beloved series, illustrated by Kazu Kabushi. Entries are due July 17. Latinas for Latino Literature has launched a Summer Reading Program for summer camps, youth groups, and cultural centers serving Latino students and families, running through August 12.

Int’l Latino Book Awards Recognize Top Children’s Titles

Nearly 200 authors were recognized on May 30, 2013, at the 15th International Latino Book Awards ceremony, which was held at the Instituto Cervantes in New York City during BookExpo America. The largest awards in the US celebrating achievements in Latino literature, the event is presented by Latino Literacy Now in partnership with Las Comadres para las Americas and the Instituto Cervantes. See which titles were honored in the Children, Youth, and Young Adult categories.

Letters to SLJ | March 2013

Is there a lack of Latino lit for kids or just a lack of awareness. Find out what our readers are saying.