The image of three covers show bilingual books that focus on family.

For Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020, I had the opportunity to read several bilingual books that celebrate extended family. The books incorporate family into stories in ways that children will find intriguing and also reassuring. In addition, these three books make excellent choices for language learners.

The Ana & Andrew series of books presents African American history in Spanish.

African American history is the history of this nation, yet it is rarely present in our Spanish language children’s books. The wonderful Ana & Andrew series by Christine Platt is an important exception. The adventures of Ana and Andrew will delight young readers as they learn about African American history in Spanish.

This image from the video about coffee in Spanish shows the characters in the conversation.

El café is a short video conversation about coffee in Spanish. Coffee is an important part of the economy and culture of many countries in Latin America, and the video uses basic Spanish to explain how coffee grows and its production. Watch and then try the listening comprehension questions below.

This is the official poster for Multicultural Children's Book Day.

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 (1/31/20) is in its 7th year! This non-profit children’s literacy initiative was founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen.

These are two of the titles of the personalized bilingual books available from Snowflake Stories.

We all want our children to have the opportunity to read books that reflect our families and the languages we speak. But families are diverse, so finding a book that has a family like yours, in your language, can be a challenge. Enter Snowflake Stories, a publisher of bilingual personalized books featuring your child and family.  I’m writing about Snowflake…

Buena gente is a Spanish series for language learners.

Season 3 of the Spanish series Buena gente follows Sandra and Alejandro as they deal with new neighbors and prepare for a trip to Spain and a soccer tournament.