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Get to know this week's List for the week 29 ending on July 23rd, 2017

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 29 of 2017 (week ending 7/23/2017).

How Much Foreign Language Is Being Taught in U.S. Schools?

A first-of-its-kind national survey sought to examine the state of foreign language education in primary and secondary schools, but found a striking "lack of knowledge about foreign language teaching and learning."

Gonzalo Moure Wins the Cervantes Chico Award 2017

On July 12, 2017, the jury of the Cervantes Chico Award 2017 met and agreed to give its XXI edition prize to Gonzalo Moure "for the extraordinary literary quality of the whole of his work and for his broad and brilliant professional career" as well as "his varied creative capacity in the theme of his writings and his important work to promote reading, which makes possible a strong connection and closeness with younger readers.

The Catalan Book Week (7-15 September) grows as a professional show

“An unquestionably important cluster of the book sector (49.5% of Spain’s publishing turnover, 85% of which in the Catalan capital), Barcelona has never been able to consolidate a professional marketplace for international rights trading.

Senator Diegnan and Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey Hail Passage of Bill from Senate to Establish Develop Dual Language Immersion Programs

Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. to establish a grant program for school districts and charter schools to develop dual language immersion programs was approved by the State Senate during a recent legislative session.

Spain’s Hay Festival Segovia Announces Its September Program

Coming in September, the Spanish iteration of the Hay Festival at Segovia will feature internationally recognized authors and a focus on current events.

Alejandro Talaminos presents "Nuestro Quijote, nuestro Español" (“Our Quixote, Our Spanish), a Pedagogical, Didactic and Cultural Book for Learning the Spanish Language

Let’s learn Spanish with Don Quixote. Didactic and cultural, eminently practical and original, this book allows us to work on the Spanish language and to discover/learn about the universal works of Cervantes. In full color. “In a village of La Mancha…” In this way, Cervantes greets us.

Agency Rights Update: Barcelona’s VicLit Agency and Its Latin American Novels

Focusing on debut Latin American talent, Victor Hurtado’s agency’s rights sales are moving new voices from the Spanish-language markets into the world arena ahead of Frankfurt Book Fair.

The Best Spanish-Language Poets You Should Read According to The Culture Trip

Spanish is a beautiful language, which makes for impressive, gripping, and enticing poetry. Famous for literary giants such as Pablo Neruda and Federico García Lorca, Spanish poetry, from the Golden Age to the contemporary, has come to define much of the Western canon. Here we take a look at some of the best Spanish-language poets of all time.

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