L4LL’s Free Día eBook

L4LL's Dia eBook Cover


Happy Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros/Day of Children, Day of Books!  We hope that you have followed along and enjoyed this year’s L4LL Día Blog Hop as much as we have. We would like to thank all of the wonderful Latino authors and illustrators for contributing such revealing pieces, as well as all the top Latina bloggers who over the last 24 days published the works on their websites.

Last year, we gave away a set of free Latino children’s literature titles to a school. This year, we wanted to do something that would benefit all of our readers. When one of last year’s authors suggested that we compile all of the authors’ written contributions and make them available in an eBook format for educators and families, we loved the idea.

We proudly announce our first free eBook available to download in a pdf format of last year’s 20 essays contributed by the Latino authors, illustrators, and voice actor.  2014 contributions will available at a later date.

We hope that you–educators and families–download our free L4LL 2013 Día eBook, read the authors’ original, personal essays, and then show your support for them–many who publish independently or by small presses–by purchasing their books for your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and students.

To download your free eBook, you can visit our Free Downloads page, or just click on the link below.

L4LL’s 2013 Día eBook

L4LL’s 2014 Día Blog Hop

L4LL 2014 Día Blog Hop

L4LL 2014 Día Blog Hop

Last year, Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL) launched the first Día Blog Hop in honor of Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros which is celebrated annually on April 30th. Established in the United States by poet and author Pat Mora, Día is a celebration of books and children. Libraries and schools across the country recognize it by hosting their own events. (You can find a complete list of these events here on the official Día website.)

This year, we are happy to announce that we have increased the number to two dozen Latino authors/illustrators paired with top Latina bloggers in comparison with last year’s 20! Starting here on our site on April 6th, a different author/illustrator will appear on a different blog, writing an original short article or creating an original illustration in support of Latino children’s literacy. The Día Blog Hop concludes on April 30th here on L4LL, culminating with a special announcement.

To follow along, here is a schedule of the participating blogs and the authors/illustrators with which they are paired. As each article goes live, I will be updating this schedule with a direct link. Bookmark this page for easy reference!

April 6th – Pat Mora on Latinas for Latino Lit

April 7th – Amy Costales on MommyMaestra

April 8th – Duncan Tonatiuh on The Wise Latina Club

April 9th – Alma Flor Ada on La Familia Cool

April 10th – Lupe Ruiz-Flores on The Other Side of the Tortilla

April 11th – Magdalena Zenaida on De Su Mama

April 12th – Christina Rodriguez on My Friend Betty Says

April 13th – Lulu Delacre on Atypical Familia

April 14th – René Saldaña on Tech Food Life

April 15th – John Parra on Modern Mami

April 16th – Graciela Tiscareno-Sato on Unknown Mami

April 17th – Amada Irma Pérez on Mama Latina Tips … y en español

April 18th – Maya Gonzalez on PearMama

April 19th – Talia Aikens-Nuñez on Growing up Blackxican

April 20th – Monica Brown on Moms LA

April 21st – Meg Medina on Latinaish

April 22nd – Irania Patterson on Living Mi Vida Loca

April 23rd – René Colato-Laínez on Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes

April 24th – Laura Lacámara on Mami Talks

April 25th – James Luna on Ezzy Languzzi
& Mara Price on Ahorros para Mama

April 26th – Kathleen Contreras on Family is Familia

April 27th – Joe Cepeda on Justice Jonesie

April 28th – Isabel Campoy on Growing Up Bilingual

April 29th – Margarita Engle on My Big Fat Cuban Family

April 30th – A special announcement on Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL)

The L4LL Día Blog Hop

We are so thrilled to bring you our first April event, and the first Día Blog Hop ever. This is Latinas for Latino Literature’s first time to celebrate Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros – and we’re doing it in a big way!

Each day, starting on April 10th (next Wednesday), a different Latina blogger will be hosting a different Latino children’s book author and/or illustrator.  And we have an exciting giveaway to tell you about! We hope you’ll follow the blog hop, which will culminate with the announcement of the winner on April 30th, Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros. Please feel free to share it with everyone!

Check back here in a few days for more information, including the complete schedule of blogs and authors, as well as another big announcement!

Con mucho cariño…

Monica, Lisa, Carla, y Viviana