Welcome to L4LL’s Hispanic Heritage Month: Festival of Books

Dear friends, we are simply so excited to kick off our latest project, the Hispanic Heritage Month: Festival of Books! We have so many great things planned this month that you should check in here every day this week (and month!) for updates about new products, printables, and opportunities.

Unlike our Latino Children’s Summer Reading Program, the HHM: Festival of Books is geared for adults, too, with special content to be posted throughout the month, as well as a reading list of some of our favorite biographies for adults about some famous – and some not so well known – Hispanic Americans.

We will also feature weekly Google hangouts with authors of the hottest and critically-acclaimed biographies about some of the most fascinating Hispanic Americans who have contributed, or are contributing, to our country.

First up this Wednesday, September 18 from 12 noon to 12:30pm EST is award-winning Washington Post reporter Manuel Roig-Franzia and author of The Rise of Marco Rubio. Publisher’s Weekly writes:

“Readers in search of an in-depth and unbiased look at the young, dynamic Republican senator from Florida will be rewarded by this well-researched biography… the writing here is crisp and the research thorough.”

L4LL’s Viviana Hurtado interviews Roig-Franzia whose reporting gives insight into a person who is positioning himself to become our country’s first President of Latino descent.

Click on our Google+ page each Wednesday of Hispanic Heritage Month to access our Google hangout link and on the L4LL YouTube channel where it will be archived.

We hope you’ll join us!

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