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Latinxs in Kid Lit

Latinxs in Kid Lit is a tremendous resource to turn to for book reviews, resources, and discussions about Latinxs in children's literature and Latinix authors. Book reviews are categorized into picture books and early readers, middle grade, and young adult, with the most recent blog post on any topic being featured on the site's homepage. As of this writing, the most recent blog post features a review of the book Carlos Santana: Sound of the Heart, Song of the World by Gary Golio, illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez. The reviewer, Lila Quintero Weaver, appreciates how the book explains how Santana developed his own sound: "...To put some perspective on his contribution [to music] as a Chicano, he was among the first to fuse blues-rock with Latinx instruments and rhythms, sometimes accompanied by lyrics in Spanish. In the mostly white world of rock and roll, Santana's Latinidad stood in sharp relief, and his rise came at a time when Latinx performing artists rarely achieved notoriety on a national scale." In addition to book reviews, visitors to the site can read about annual winners of the Pura Belpre award, read short bios of contributors and guest bloggers, see a list of related e-resources related to diversity in children's literature, and read about how to submit a consideration for a book review all via tabs at the top of the site. Latinxs in Kid Lit was recently named a Great Website for Kids by the ALSC (Association of Library Service to Children), a division of the American Library Association.
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April 26th, 2019
Date Of Record Creation
April 23rd, 2019 at 1:29pm
Date Of Record Release
April 24th, 2019 at 10:29am
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