Video of the Week: Carmen Lomas Garza


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This week’s DIY Summer Reading Camp theme is FAMILIA, and one of the books recommended in this camp is Carmen Lomas Garza’s Family Pictures/Cuadros de mi familia (aff). So we’d like to share with you this video that we love of Carmen discussing her artwork, her books, and how she ended up writing & illustrating for children.


Video of the Week: Author René Colato Laínez – Let’s Read! ¡A leer!

Have you been following our series of Latino author videos? We are so lucky to have such great writers willing to create videos to promote Latino children’s literacy for us!

Today, author René Colato Laínez has put together another super creative video for the bilingual families participating in our summer reading program. We hope you love it as much as we do!

Video of the Week: Mother/Daughter Authors Pat Mora and Libby Martinez

We have been so blessed to have so much support for the Latino Children’s Summer Reading Program. And we are especially thankful to the authors who have taken the time to create special messages just for our participating families. A few weeks ago, we showed you author Lulu Delacre’s lovely video. This week we have a another great message for you from mother/daughter authors, Pat Mora and Libby Martinez. Pat has done tremendous work for children’s literacy as the founder of Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros. In addition to the many books she has written for children and adults, she has also written two books with her daughter, Libby. Together they explain why reading and parents are critical for the development of children’s literacy skills.

Video of the Week: First Author PSA: Author & Illustrator Lulu Delacre’s Special Message for Latino Families

This week we are most pleased to share with you this special video created by author and illustrator, Lulu Delacre, for all the participating families in the Latino Children’s Summer Reading Program. It is archived in the L4LL YouTube Channel.

Muchisimas gracias to Sra. Delacre for being willing to create this short clip with advice for Latino parents! And thank you to her young technical assistant, Emily Eaglin, for editing this piece. It is archived in the L4LL YouTube Channel.

¡A leer!