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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Seek and Find: Your Name is Famous – Alex! Jimenez

Tucson Festival of Books 2017 Author Alex! Jimenez My new children’s book Abecedario del Sur Seek & Find Alphabet Book is a fun and colorful collection of beautiful hand-painted signs found in Tucson’s southside that helps kids learn their alphabet. This kid’s book is actually a pared down version of my larger book project Abecedario […]

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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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