Las Culturas: Literature

http://www.lasculturas.com/component/option,com_weblinks/catid,143/Itemid,36/

The link takes visitors to the Las Culturas website, an excellent and frequently updated web portal and index of all things Chicana/o or Latin American in the United States. The link above goes specifically to the Literature page on the Las Culturas site, which is an excellent collection of weblinks related to Latin American literary online resources, including publishers, Hispanic literary magazines, poets’ groups, online book sites, biblotecas virtual (virtual libraries) and sites for Latin American writers and readers.

This index page is a good resource for librarians helping patrons find information about various aspects of the Latin American literary scene on the Web. The page is also recommended for readers and fans of Latin American writing looking for new ideas about what to read!

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Barahona Center

http://www.csusm.edu/csb/

This is the website of the Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents. The Center is an affiliate of California State University San Marcos. The content of the site is available in both English and Spanish. Visitors are asked to choose the language they prefer on the home page of the site. The site is maintained by the faculty and staff at the Barahona Center, all of whom are clearly credited. The Center’s Director is Dr. Isabel Schon, who has published a number of books on Spanish language children’s literature and serving Spanish speaking children and adolescents in libraries and classrooms. The site is sponsored by a number of publishers and media outlets including Scholastic, Inc. and the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The focus of this resource is on materials for children and teenagers. There is a list of Recommended books in Spanish, a list of Recommended books in English about Latinos, links to professional resources for librarians, educators and researchers, information about conferences and events at the center, a page on the Center’s “Reading Partners” program, a page with lists on related topics and a links page.

This website is an excellent resource for librarians working with children and young adults wishing to better serve their Spanish speaking constituencies.

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