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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.

Members must:

  • Be a Public Youth Services Librarian in Rhode Island, a School Librarian or Educator/Teacher.
  • Commit to read 5 to 10 books each month, for nine months, including chapter books, picture books, graphic novels, etc.
  • Have experience working with school-age children or teens.
  • Have an interest in children's or teen literature, or both.
  • Preference is a bilingual/bicultural individual, but not a requirement.
  • Starting in September 2023 and through May 2024, commit to attend virtual meetings on the first Monday of every month, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

If you are interested or have questions, contact Maria Cotto, RILBA Committee Chair.

Click here to learn more about The Rhode Island Latino Books Award