Our Summer Reading Program on Univision’s Despierta América

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Anchor Satcha Pretto and Viviana Hurtado, Ph.D. Courtesy: Univision’s Despierta América

Familia, we are so excited to be on Univision’s top-rated national morning show Despierta América! I reported on an important issue facing our students–the so-called “summer slide” and how you can prevent it by reading and joining our free 2015 L4LL Latino Children’s Summer Reading ProgramClick here to watch the interview with Despierta América anchor Satcha Pretto.

¡Qué emoción cuando el top programa nacional matutino Despierta América en Univision nos entrevistó! Reporté sobre un problema agudo para nuestros estudiantes–la pérdida del verano–y cómo se puede contrarrestar leyendo e inscribiéndose a nuestro L4LL Programa de lectura de verano para jóvenes latinos. Haga click aquí para ver nuestra entrevista en Despierta América con la presentadora Satcha Pretto.

Lunchtime Author Google Hangout with Margarita Engle

Award winner Margarita Engle kicked off our L4LL Lunchtime Author Google Hangout series. Margarita shared all kinds of chisme on her forthcoming book Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings and receiving the Américas Award this September at the Library of Congress (another L4LL friend author Duncan Tonatiuh is also being honored with this award). Margarita also openly talked about her passion and commitment to tell the stories of the “underdog” and why her characters may feature Hispanics, but she writes for all children.

Our “Lunchtime Author Google Hangout” series is part of our 2015 Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL) Latino Children’s Summer Reading Program.

Click on the video for food for thought and inspiration for any reader, writer, or student!

La autora galardonada Margarita Engle comienza nuestra serie de conversaciones en Google Hangout con autores. Margarita compartió sus planes: un nuevo libro y premios, además de su compromiso de contar las historias de “los de abajo” con protagonistas hispanos pero escrito para un público universal.

Nuestra serie de “Google Hangouts a la hora del almuerzo con autores” forma parte de nuestro L4LL Programa de lectura de verano para jóvenes latinos de 2015.

¡Lector, escritor o estudiante: click en el video para inspirarse con las palabras de Margarita!

Latinos over-index on YouTube. Rather than just search and play music or beauty videos, we hope Hispanics also turn to this outlet for educational purposes. Click to navigate to our Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL) YouTube channel where we’re curating a video library of Latino children’s literature, including book video trailers and our Google Hangouts with authors.