Mi Libro, Mi Espejo (My Book, My Mirror) is a community literacy service project by Dr. Ada Vilageliu-Díaz and the Latinx Student Association at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, DC. Mi Libro, Mi Espejo is primarily focused on celebrating Latinx, Afro-Latinx, Asian-Latinx, and Indigenous Latinx culture and stories through a selection of children’s books written by Latinx authors.
The primary goal of this project is to provide Latinx children cultural mirrors that affirm their identity and instill pride in their diverse cultures, languages, and traditions. The book selection focus on uplifting stories that celebrate Latinx, Afro-Latinx, Asian-Latinx, and Indigenous Latinx children and their families as written by themselves. This program promotes literacy skills in both Spanish and English while empowering Latinx/Latino/Hispanic children to see themselves.
Mi Libro, Mi Espejo includes story time events and book drives to help Latinx families have access to books that feature the diverse Latinx community and to also support early literacy in English and Spanish. The book drive is led in collaboration with the Sigma Tau Delta English Club and the Latinx Student Association at the University of the District of Columbia.
Read more about the program here: https://www.adavilageliudiaz.com/libroespejo
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