Mi Libro, Mi Espejo (My Book, My Mirror) is a community literacy service project by Dr. Ada Vilageliu-Díaz. Mi Libro, Mi Espejo is a free virtual story time in Spanish and English that is primarily focused on celebrating Latinx/Latino/Hispanic culture through a selection of children’s books written by Latinx/Latino/Hispanic authors.
The primary goal of this project is to provide Latinx/Latino/Hispanic 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 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.
In the virtual story time, families, students, educators, community members, and authors read books to children in a virtual setting that complements and supports virtual schooling according to current Covid-19 safety guidelines.
Mi Libro, Mi Espejo includes a book drive to help families have access to a diverse book selection that features the diverse Latinx community and to also support early literacy in English and Spanish. When you purchase a book here, a percentage will be used to buy books for children at Latin American Montessori Bilingual PCS in Washington, DC. The books will be distributed during Dia del Libro/Dia del Niño in April 2022. 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 pilot program with LAMB last year: https://www.adavilageliudiaz.com/libroespejo
We also have a large selection of books by Black, Indigenous, and Asian authors as well as a selection of LGTBQ+ family-friendly books and books that feature disabled children.
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