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Hurray for Latino Authors!

The First Rule of Punk, which is on the Latino Books Month list, is also the 2018 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island selection.
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Latino Books Month • RI, initiated by Rhode Island Latino Arts and now in its fifth year in Rhode Island, promotes books by and for Latinos. This month-long celebration encourages librarians, teachers, educators and booksellers to promote books written by and for Latinos and it encourages communities to read 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, RILA encourages Latino young people to aspire to become authors, writers and to unleash their creative spirit in words on paper. We also highlight bilingual literature in all its shapes and forms.

For more information about
Rhode Island Latino Books Month, contact Marta V. Martinez via the "Contact Us" tab at the top of this page. You can also contact Latino Books Month Coordinator, Maria Cotto at
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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, Latino Books Month Coordinator and Children’s Librarian at the Pawtucket Public Library: (401) 725-3714 x 209 or
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