A Year of Multicultural Reading

Behind the scenes here at Wrapped in Foil we have lined up some exciting opportunities to share multicultural books this year. To kick the year off with a bang, let’s start with the 2014 Latin@s in Kid Lit Reading Challenge.

latinos in kid lit challenge

The challenge is pretty straightforward:  read one book a month that is written by a Latin@ author and/or includes Latin@ characters, settings, themes, etc. from January 1, 2014-December 31, 2014.

How to participate: post somewhere that you are joining the 2014 Latin@s in Kid Lit Reading Challenge and then sign up in the comments of the Reading Challenge announcement including a direct link to your post. They also request that you copy and paste their reading challenge logo onto your site. Go to the announcement page for other suggestions how to participate and great suggestions for books and resources.

Some books we’ve already reviewed:

Parrots Over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore and illustrated by Susan L. Roth (review)


The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough by Katie Smith Milway and illustrated by Sylvie Daigneault (review)

the-good-gardenEllen Ochoa: The First Hispanic Woman Astronaut by Maritza Romero (review)

Ellen-Ochoa-RomeroValerie Petrillo’s A Kid’s Guide to Latino History:  More than 50 Activities (review)

Latino-HistoryCan’t wait to add to the list.

Are you participating? If you’d like, let us know!


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