L4LL Read for the Holidays on Google Play & Giveaway!


We believe that the love and practice of reading can unlock unlimited doors of opportunity for education and life success. So it’s no surprise that we recommend books–lots of them–as holiday gifts as part of our month-long book-focused event L4LL Read for the Holidays. Learn more about the giveaway at the bottom of this post!

We would like to highlight a couple of options: purchasing the children’s and adult books and reading kits (book and learning worksheets) directly from our shop not only makes for a unique gift. But you’ll stand a little taller knowing a portion of your purchase goes to support our literacy programs that instill the love and practice of reading such as the L4LL Latino Children Summer Reading Program.

We are also thrilled to highlight these books by Latino authors and illustrators available on Google Play:

Holiday Themed Children’s Books on Google Play


Non-Holiday Themed Children’s Books on Google Play

The Day It Snowed Tortillas/El día que nevó tortilla: Folk Tales Retold, Joe Hayes

Butterflies on Carmen Street/Mariposas en la calle Carmen, Monica Brown

Esperando a Papá, René Colato Laínez

Growing up with Tamales/Los tamales de Ana, Gwendolyn Zepeda

Cochinito Fugitivo, James Luna


Books by Latino Authors for Adults on Google Play

Latino Americans: a 500 Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation, Ray Suarez

Love, Alma, Alma Flor Ada & Gabriel M. Zubizareta

Count on Me: Tales of Sisterhood & Fierce Friendships, Las Comadres Anthology

I Am My Father’s Daughter: Living a Life Without Secrets, María Elena Salinas (English) (Spanish)

Atravesando Fronteras: Un Periodista en Busca de Su Lugar en el Mundo, Jorge Ramos (Spanish) (English)

Latin American Great Books on Google Play

Gabriel García Márquez: More than 2 dozen titles in English and Spanish by the late Nobel laureate

Ficciones, Jorge Luis Borges

Pantallas de Plata, Carlos Fuentes

The Giveaway

L4LL is giving away a Chromebook to 2 lucky L4LL followers so you can download eBooks or use it for school work.

Enter to win by Sunday, December 21st. The winners will be selected & notified on the 22nd for delivery by January 6th, Día de los Reyes.

To enter, just use the Rafflecopter below.

¡Buena suerte!

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Google Play Celebrates HHM with 50% Off {Giveaway}

As our naming sponsor, Google’s support has allowed us to bring you a lot of great resources and opportunities this month, such as our reading lists, Google Hangouts with Latino authors, our HHM reading kits, and a variety of giveaways. But we are most excited about this particular opportunity.

L4LL has partnered with Google Play to help them with the creation of a collection of Latino literature titles that it is being showcased on the Google Play Books homepage. And guess what? Most of the titles on our HHM: Festival of Books Adult Reading list are included. ¿Y sabe qué más? In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Google Play is offering these titles at 50% OFF!

But wait! It gets even better.

Because we want our readers to be able to access these and other titles (you can see a small sample in the image above), we are giving away one Nexus 7 tablet to one lucky L4LL reader!

And did you know that Google is having its 15th anniversary this month? (Seriously, gente, can you believe they are only 15 years old?!?) So to celebrate, Google has donated some Google Play gift cards to L4LL. (You know where this is going, don’t you?)

SO, therefore we are pleased to announce these amazing giveaways:

1) As mentioned above, one L4LL reader will receive a Nexus 7 tablet plus $100 worth of gift cards to Google Play.

2) NINE (9!) other L4LL readers will also receive $100 worth of gift cards to Google Play.

It’s true. We’re giving away $1000 worth of Google Play gift cards! ¡Qué locura! You can totally wallow in all the Latino lit titles that Google has to offer and then some.

To enter, all you have to do is use the Rafflecopter below.
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