Until I found poetry…

Growing up, reading never interested me. Until I found poetry, which saved my life. It gave me hope. I came across Erika L. Sánchez’s poetry book Lessons on Expulsion through one of my coworkers at the Mission Library who happens to help coordinate the authors at the Library’s Nuestras Raíces stage at the Tucson Festival…
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Entre las sombras del sueño Americano por Julissa Arce

¿Qué aspecto tiene un inmigrante indocumentado? Esta historia es una excelente autobiografía de una persona extraordinaria que con su educación logró borrar tantos estereotipos que vamos cargando los inmigrantes de este gran país. Debo reconocer que a mí las biografías personales no me agradan tanto pero ésta me cautivó desde el primer momento. Primero, me…
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Book reviews BY kids, FOR kids: roundup of El Día de los Niños / El Día de los Libros picks

Our staff had a great time adding guest book reviews by kids to celebrate El Día de los Niños / El Día de los Libros. (Read more about the month-long celebration here: in English / en español.)   Here are just a few of the books that children visiting our storytimes and reading in our branches recommend: Total…
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Once a Librarian, Always a Librarian—Remembering Frank De La Cruz

By Mary Margaret Mercado, Sam Lena-South Tucson Library Even though Frank retired in 2008, you couldn’t take the library out of him. When he was still working, a child came up to him, shamefully holding out a book he was returning late. He didn’t have money to pay the fine. Frank’s only question was, “Yes…
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