Reach out to Spanish-speaking patrons

Contact: Jill Davis

ALA Editions

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For Immediate Release

March 17, 2009

ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, is announcing the release of
“Read Me a Rhyme in Spanish and English” by Rose Zertuche Treviño. The ready-made storytimes included in this unique bilingual book are a must-have for any library serving Spanish-speaking patrons.

The program material originates from Latino culture, engaging those for whom the nursery rhymes are new, as well as older children for whom the rhymes are old favorites. It includes songs and fingerplays in both Spanish and English.

Zertuche Treviño has been very active with the ALA and is a consultant in the area of services for youth. She developed the first bilingual Born to Read program and has presented Born to Read workshops throughout the country. She is the editor of “
The Pura Belpré Awards: Celebrating Latino Authors and Illustrators” (ALA Editions, 2006).

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