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Considering My Culture When Reading

Posted January 13, 2016 in Discussions / 20 Comments
Considering My Culture When Reading

This past weekend I came across a School Library Journal article about the Pura Belpré award, which is given to outstanding literature for young people written by Latino authors living in the United States, which focuses on the Latino cultural experience. The award this year will be awarded at the ALA Annual conference over the summer. This article and award resonated with me, as I realized that since graduating from college I haven’t been exposed to as much culturally diverse literature, especially that of my own Latino heritage. While not something that’s always apparent upon my appearance, I am of […]