The Latina Book Club is compiling a Directory of all the Latina/o book clubs across the country. We want to highlight them on our website as well, as part of our ongoing mission to promote literary. If you belong to or know of any book clubs for Latinos – in English and Spanish –, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meanwhile, we are proud to introduce you to The Latin Baby Book Club, the best place for children’s book suggestions, many of which are bilingual.
Q: When did you form The Latin Baby Book Club? What is your mission?
I formed the Latin Baby Book Club (LBBC) in the fall of 2008, after realizing that there were no online resources (of Latino children's literature) specifically for bilingual families. My goal has been to create a platform that parents, grandparents, teachers, and even librarians can visit to find bilingual and bicultural literature for their children and students. I also want to encourage Latino parents to take an active roll in their children’s education, and help them develop their child’s literacy skills.
Q: Can you give us the names and brief bios of the people behind the LBBC?
|Monica Olivera Hazelton, Founder|
Monica Olivera Hazelton is the owner and founder of Latin Baby, an online boutique for Latino families. She also publishes the site, MommyMaestra, for bilingual parents looking to get more involved in their children's education.
|Rene Colato Lainez|
|Book of the Month: SALSA STORIES by Lulu Delacre|