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“Why is everything so Spanish in here?”

…to celebrate Día, children! El día de los niños / El día de los libros is a nationwide celebration that “emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.” For the second year in a row, I visited the Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library, in Jamaica Plain, to see one […]

Día 2019

Today is El día de los niños / El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), “a celebration every day of children, families, and reading.” We love librarian AnnMarie Hurtado’s idea of “Lucha Libros: Bilingual Battle of the Books.” Lucha Libros started in response to the growing body of research on the importance of bolstering kids’ […]

El día de los niños / El día de los libros

Monday was El día de los niños / El día de los libros, a nationwide celebration that “emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.” This year we were so proud and happy when we heard that Sujei Lugo Vázquez, children’s librarian at the Connolly Branch of the Boston Public […]