LATISM is excited to announce our 1st annual Virtual Holiday Book Drive!
From December 20th to December 31st, 2010, Latinos in Twtpoll below. We are urging our members and supporters to unite nationally and work toward a common goal: to give US Latinos, and Latino children in particular, access to books.[LATISM] is asking YOU to nominate your favorite via our
Why does Latino literacy matter? Illiteracy is linked to nearly every major socioeconomic crisis today. Children who cannot read are statistically more likely as adults to suffer poor health, struggle in the job market, rely on government assistance, and find themselves in the.
With 1 out of 5 children in the country being Latinos and Latino educational levels reaching the point of national crisis, it is imperative that we do something to promote reading and support the faltering library system. Our future as a culture and as a nation depends on it.
Education, and reading as an integral part of it, is the biggest challenge our community faces right now. We are making a call for our members to uphold our ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service and make a difference today in conjunction with LATISM!
We hope to reach our national goal of at least 500 books for one under-resourced library in the Continental United States.
Please nominate your favorite library and tell us why it should win. The library with the most votes will get ALL books collected during our drive. Nominate the winning library for our Virtual Book Drive & YOU get to represent LATISM at the book delivery ceremony!
Donations are made possible via the generosity of our partnering sponsors, publishers and authors, including Grupo Nelson, Raul Ramos y , Gina Ruiz, Julio Varela and many more. This list is growing by the minute and will be updated as it does. If you’re an author or publisher and would like to participate or donate books, please contact us at : email@example.com.
The winning library will be announced during our LATISM Three Kings Day]. After the announcement, we will publish the address to the winning library for those who’d like to donate books directly.party on January 6th, 2011 [
LATISM thanks you in advance for your help with this worthwhile community project. Working together, we can give hope to thousands of deserving local children, simply by giving them a chance – a chance to read and succeed.