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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 and/or to participate, contact Latino Books Month Coordinator, Maria Cotto at You can also use the "Contact Us" tab at the top of this page.
Welcome María!
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We are happy to welcome Maria Cotto, Children’s Librarian at the Pawtucket Public Library, as our Latino Books Month Coordinator. Maria has been a tireless volunteer and supporter of Latino Books Month since it was founded, and we are so grateful for her commitment! Please join us in welcoming Maria to our organization!

Because Maria’s post is as a volunteer, she will be looking to establish a committee to assist her in planning and organizing future activities — please contact her at if you are interested. We have some very exciting activities on the burner for next year, focusing on Latino books, authors and illustrators, and we promise you will not be disappointed!
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