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Latino children’s authors celebrate El Dia de Los Niños/El Dia de los Libros with live-streaming readings

Latino children’s authors celebrate El Dia de Los Niños/El Dia de los Libros with live-streaming readings

LatinaLista — It will be 18 years tomorrow (April 30) since children’s author Pat Mora forced the children’s book publishing industry to take one day out of the year to seriously consider diversity in children’s literature by proposing a day that celebrates both children and childhood literacy. The result has been the national observation of

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Video: YA author Kami Garcia turns fascination with paranormal into bestsellers

LatinaLista — Young adult author Kami Garcia isn’t shy to say that she absolutely believes in ghosts and loves everything paranormal. While some people might be embarrassed to make such public confessions, Garcia is confessing all the way to the bank. It’s because of her interest in the paranormal that has led this teacher-turned-author to

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Round-up of Latino children’s literature top book lists for 2013

LatinaLista — Latino children’s literature is steadily attracting attention. Unfortunately, it’s not enough attention to warrant being included on some of the more prestigious top book lists. So, as in the past, whenever it was noticed there was a failure to recognize Latino talent, others stepped in to address the deficiency; children’s literature is no

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