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Días de Cine Reading Club presents 'Cuernos de mujer' until June 23rd

The movie, based on Carmen Rico Godoy's book, will be available at Días de Cine Reading Club until June 23rd, 2013. This initiative is sponsored by the America Reads Spanish program and the American Library Association to promote literature and the Spanish language in American libraries and universities.

Santillana USA is releasing a 20-title collection for young readers

“El ABC visual de” is an entertaining series that helps young readers master the basics of a variety of history/social studies, science and technical subjects. The books' text are short, simple and informative, and lively illustrations and diagrams abound to engage readers.

Thanks to a grant, school in Kansas will improve Spanish programs

Scott Dual-Language Magnet in Topeka, Kansas, will receive thousands of dollars for Spanish-language materials, including books for its library. The federal grant also will pay for a new coordinator for the bilingual program, a counselor specializing in behavioral issues, and a bilingual mathematics and reading specialist, The Topeka Capital Journal reports.

Latina moms use social and digital media to introduce young readers to literature

A group of Latina bloggers has launched an online effort called “Latinas 4 Latino Literature” (LL4L) to increase literacy among Hispanic youth and encourage publishing houses to publish more Latino authors, ABC News/Univisión reports.

“Inferno: Spanish Edition” published by Vintage Books is #1 best selling title in Spanish in the US for week 23

Nielsen BookScan, part of the Nielsen Company (US) LLC, and America Reads Spanish (ARS) present the free, weekly list of the Spanish bestseller titles in the US Market for week 23 of 2013 (week ending 6/9/2013).

BookExpo America 2013 featured Mexico in its “Global Market Forum”

Jesús Alonso-Regalado, bibliographer and outreach librarian at the State University of New York at Albany, writes a piece on the Global Market Forum “Reading Mexico,” part of the recent BookExpo 2013 in New York. The forum explored the publishing industry of that country, including sales figures, book production and distribution, and digital projects. The author also gives his take on Mexico's exhibition at the fair.

Latino books for youth: an honest conversation at the ALA's conference

Authors, publishers, scholars, librarians, and other key players in the field of Latino literature for youth will address issues raised by "The New York Times" article about the lack of Latino(a) authors and quality books for children. The panelists will engage in a conversation about the present and future of the Latino experience in publishing for children, as part of the American Library Association's Annual Conference & Exhibition at the end of this month.

The 72nd Madrid Book Fair ends Sunday

The Madrid Book Fair ends June 16. For some, sales have improved, for others are the same as last year. "El País" features a section on the 72nd edition of the fair, with interviews with authors, analysis, debates and much more.

Educator teaches children to be bilingual through music

NPR features the story of José Luis Orozco, who for the past 42 years has been entertaining children singing songs in English and Spanish. But more than that, the also author of books for kids is passionate about teaching children to be bilingual through music.

Book explores the rich history of the Spanish language

Los Angeles Times publishes a book review on "The Story of Spanish", where its authors, Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow, explore the passionate and contradictory backstory of the language of millions of speakers and the unofficial second language of the United States.

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