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Kids Read Across Rhode Island, co-sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) and the RI Center for the Book, has selected one of our books for their Summer Reading Program!

Hooray for Latino authors!

Attend a reception for Celia C. Pérez and also the kick-off event at the State House with the author, writing workshops, book signings, fun family activities and demonstrations linked to the themes of the book.

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Doors open 2:00 – 4:00 PM
RI State House
Free parking in the State of Rhode Island lots

Check it out!

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Latino Books Month • RI, initiated by RI Latino Arts and now in its fifth year in Rhode Island, promotes books by and for Latinos. This month-long celebration is sponsored by the Association of American Publishers (AAP), which encourages librarians, teachers and booksellers to promote books written by and for Latinos and it encourages communities to read Latino books in both English and Spanish.

Discover a new author or re-read a favorite book this month to celebrate Latino authors and the fiction, poetry, drama, autobiography, art that they create! By launching Latino Books Month in Rhode Island, it is RILA’s encourages Latino young people to aspire to become authors, writers and to unleash their creative spirit in words on paper. We also wish to highlight bilingual literature in all its shapes and forms.

For information about
RI Latino Books Month, contact Marta V. Martinez via the "Contact Us" tab at the top of this page.
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Teachers and Librarians: Here is a sample book display for your library, classroom or bookstore.

Libraries and Schools: Participating libraries and schools may request a poster (size: 11x17) that shows all the book titles for you to display — or download your own copy. You can also download flyers, ballots, spine labels and bookmarks to distribute to young readers. If your local library or school is not participating, contact Maria Cotto at the Pawtucket Public Library: (401) 725-3714 x 209 or
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