L4LL Read for the Holidays

By: Viviana Hurtado, Ph.D.

This time of year, giving gifts can leave many stumped. What do I get my kids, my mother-in-law, my best friend? We have a suggestion: books. The Toy or Gadget of the Season comes and goes. But books are a classic — promoting learning, imagination, and sharing with family. For little ones, there’s the book-centered family activity of story time. For older kids, it’s a great conversation starter with your teen.

Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL) is proud to announce “L4LL Read for the Holidays” — a reading centered, month-long event on our website beginning December 1st until December 31st. You’ll find a Q & A with one of our favorite authors, our recommendations on holiday-themed books in English, Spanish, and bilingual. We’re also working on a Google+ Hangout on Air with a muy special guest.

To make this busy time easier for the busy Santa elf in you, L4LL is offering one-stop shopping, with children’s and adult books for sale at a specially discounted price that will also help us continue our mission of promoting literacy and education in the Latino community.

Click here to look through our Read for the Holidays Bookshop!

Orders received by December 16 at midnight EST will be shipped in time for Christmas.

Latino Children’s Literature Celebrating Thanksgiving

Just two more weeks until Thanksgiving, so with bilingual families in mind, we wanted to share with you four books centered around the holiday and the act of giving thanks. Because we Latinos come from such a family-centered community, there’s no doubt that Thanksgiving is one of our favorites. So imagine our surprise to find very few picture books with this theme! Below are three books by some of our favorite authors, plus a new one that came out this year.
Enjoy!

Pavo Por La Cena De Gracias? No, Gracias! / Turkey for Thanksgiving Dinner? No Thanks!

by Alma Flor Ada

Celebra el Dia de Accion de Gracias con Beto y Gaby
by Alma Flor Ada & F. Isabel Campoy

Gracias el Pavo de Thanksgiving

by Joy Cowley and Joe Cepeda

Thanks | Gracias

by Luciana Reis