It has been a wonderful month celebrating the contributions of Hispanics to our country’s history through literature. We’ve enjoyed all the wonderful books and giveaways, Google hangouts and literacy craft tutorials that we’ve shared here on L4LL.
We want to take a moment to thank our wonderful sponsors. We’re so grateful to our naming sponsor, Google, who made our month-long event even better with their financial and technological support, and by working with us to create the fantastic Google Play collection of Hispanic literature…then offering it at half price this month! In addition, our updated site and logo were made possible by Google.
We’re also so very appreciative of the support we received from individuals and companies across the country, especially our event sponsors, Latinamom.me and Pa’lante Latino. It takes many members of a community to help keep it together and accomplish great things. Without their support, our HHM: Festival of Books could not have had the reach it did, nor could it have offered as many opportunities for community engagement.
And of course, we’d like to thank all of the amazing contributors to our site and the wonderful Latinas who ran our Weekend Book Club discussion series. Your work really made a difference in our first Hispanic Heritage Month event.
We’d like to end this event with a video book report by 1st grader, Kiyoshi, who read Side by Side, Lado a lado, the Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez. The education of our children and our desire to raise Latino kids who are knowledgeable and proud of their heritage so that they can take their place as valuable contributing members of our society is what L4LL is all about. We hope you’ll applaud Kiyoshi’s willingness to create a video book report of a book he read, as well as his parent’s involvement in his education.