By: Viviana Hurtado
You may have seen Tito Puente: Mambo King/Rey del Mambo featured in last week’s Video of the Week/Video de la Semana. You maybe have also seen our first Google Hangout where my partner Monica Olivera, Google’s Head of Multicultural Marketing Eliana Murillo, and I introduced the program.
If you’re following us on social media you ran across this:
We are designing the L4LL YouTube Channel to be an online multimedia library available to students and families with web access. In effect, we are curating a library of U.S. Latino children’s literature in English, Spanish, and both languages that tell beautiful stories while advancing critical literacy skills according to age group and learning levels.
We are combining the best of a traditional library–catalogues–and the best of technology–playlists–to divide book videos into micro-categories:
- Video of the Week/Video de la Semana
- Author “Tasters”: Interviews, Arts, and Book Titles
- Mini-películas de audio/video-libros
- Latino Children’s Audio/Video Book Trailers
- Making of (Audio/Video) Books
- Latino Children’s Audio/Video Books
- L4LL Google Hangouts
- Author/Illustrator PSA: I’m a Latina/o for Latino Literature
More categories or playlists are being created.
Please click here to check out the L4LL Playlists that catalogue our favorite U.S. Latino children’s literature, highlighting the rich, vibrant talent developing in the U.S. and rooted in the deep tradition of Spanish and Latin American literature. We have also included subscriptions to some of our favorite channels such as Sesame Street and TEDEducation, using multimedia to further learning while having fun!
We also want to ask you for your suggestions: What is your favorite Latinos Kids Lit book or story? Please share and send us a link. We would love to include it in our YouTube library!