One of the most popular features of our summer reading program is our annual Summer Reading Lists. These thoughtfully curated lists highlight titles by Latino authors (and illustrators) written to reflect the Latino experience through its diverse culture, traditions, and people. Each summer we share three lists for different age groups:
- Newborn to 4 Years Old – Simple, colorful books in English and Spanish for parents to read to their children 4 years old and younger.
- 4 to 8 Years – Picture books in English and Spanish, including a section dedicated to biographies of famous (and not-so-famous) Latinos
- 9 to Young Adult – Latino literature titles for tweens and teens in English and Spanish.
Our lists introduce families to both recently released titles and other fabulous books that have been around for several years.
You can access these reading lists by logging into your account (under the “Members” tab above) and then clicking on the “Freemium Downloads” tab in your account page. You must be a Freemium or Premium subscriber to download these lists. And for your convenience they are available in color or black-and-white copies.
Need help finding the books on our list?
Last year, we had a lot of participants asking where they could find the books on our lists. Some bookstores carry Latino children’s literature, and you can sometimes find them on the publishers’ websites. To make it easier for everyone, though, we’ve gone ahead and put all of the titles together in our Summer Reading Bookstore, where they are grouped according to the reading list. You’ll also find Kindle versions of the titles that are available in that digital format. Powered by Amazon, L4LL receives a small portion of any purchases made from our bookstore, which helps us continue our work for Latino literacy.