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Engage Teen Tween Inclusion – Inspiring Día Celebrations

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El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) – is just around the corner.

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Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote

This year include teens and tweens.  Educate them about the humanitarian crisis that continues on the U.S.-Mexico border. According to  No More Deaths / No Más Muertes, an Arizona-based advocacy group, “no one has any information on the role of public libraries and the digital search for missing migrants”.  Similarly the Colibri Center for Human Rights reports that they do not “make any targeted use of public libraries for…casework or outreach. However, many families learn about us and contact us via Facebook or our website…some of these families use public libraries as a resource to get on the internet.”

Introduce teens and tweens to Duncan Tonatiuh‘s work through Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote, his art, his blog and videos of interviews with this exceptional artist, activist and author.

The most famous Hispanic-Americans You’ve Never Heard Of

There are many Hispanic-Americans who have made incredible contributions.  Read up on these amazing people, and share their contributions with your patrons.  Here are just a few highlighted in “Bravo! – Poems About Amazing Hispanics”

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Smithsonian Latino Center

And why not take your program attendees on a virtual visit to the Smithsonian Latino Center?

Smithsonian Latino Museum

 

Engage and Inspire

Wherever your Día celebrations take you, engage your community – ask them how they celebrate their heritage.  Public librarians are ambassadors for their community – so inspire your community.  Most of all, support your Latino/Hispanic community in their endeavors.  This way, we will be giving relevance to their lives and to your library.

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