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Fiambres Paisas


Fiambres look like tamales, but are better described as bandeja Paisas wrapped in a banana leaf.

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Latino Books Committee Seeking New Members

Latino Books Committee May 2022

Rhode Island Latino Arts and The Rhode Island Latino Books Award (RILBA) Committee is seeking new members to serve a 2-year term beginning September 2023. Each year, the RILBA committee selects the nominees for grades kindergarten through 12th for the award. Rhode Island students are encouraged to read from the booklist and vote for their favorite book.

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Our Statement on Banned Books

Latino Books webphoto 2023

RILA's Board of Directors, Staff, the Latino Books Award Committee issue the following statement regarding attempts to remove materials from schools and libraries that focus on LGBTQIA+ issues and books written by Latino authors or that document the Latino experience or the experiences of other communities of color:

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