Sometimes it’s a bit tricky to encourage children to read, especially in today’s world when fierce competition comes from television, video games and everything and anything that can be found on the internet. However, we know that reading is powerful. Time spent with a book inspires imagination, creativity and increases literacy.
This post originated from an inquiry of a reader, Marisel. Last month she contacted Los Afro-Latinos for a listing of children’s books about Afro-Latinos. We were intrigued by the proposal. I reached out to Daniel Pizarro (in above photo), Head Librarian at Biblioteca Pública de Loíza (The Loiza Public Library) for recommendations. Considered the center of Puerto Rico’s African heritage, Loiza maintains strong cultural traditions originating with the island’s African descendants. Read more