This week, we received two pieces of incredible news:
a) We will be receiving over 100 radical bilingual books from donors across the City (coordinated through the Boston Book Festival). They were moved by our story of emptying our basement book containers, supply stocks, and grocery bags to support remote learning in the Spring, and the City’s coming together to support us! Read these amazing social media comments (Instagram, Twitter and Facebo
ok) from donors everywhere, and the official press release from the Boston Book Festival. One donor even asked all her friends to buy our school books instead of presents for her Birthday! Please share or retweet these posts in your social media accounts so that we can buy every single one of the books our teachers requested.
b) Juana Medina, author and illustrator of the Pura Belpré Award–winning chapter book Juana & Lucas, as well as for Juana & Lucas: Big Problemas, 1 Big Salad, ABC Pasta, and Sweet Shapes, will be doing an Author’s Visit to our Community this year! Will likely be a Zoom hangout, which will allow more children to meet her. The Boston Book Festival worked hard to find a Latin@ author to represent Latinx Excellence to our community, and we’re excited to host.