We thank Sasha Dowdy from Literary Initiatives for allowing us to repost this interview with the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Thank you to Literary Initiatives intern Natalie Miller for helping transcribe the interview. Cross-posted from Minerva’s Kaleidoscope: Resources for Kids and Families Meg Medina: a former teacher, a Milk Dud aficionado, an …
Learn how a Spanish teacher incorporated the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (AHLOT) into her class curriculum after realizing that this collection of audio recordings of literary figures from the Hispanic world would be a useful tool for enhancing her students’ language skills and their knowledge about Hispanic literature and culture.
This year, the Library of Congress celebrates the artistry of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, recipients of the 2019 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. In their honor we explore a Cuban-American recording from the Library of Congress that leads us to an exciting game, a groundbreaking educational institution, and a deeper appreciation for America’s diverse cultural communities.
Cuban-American music has a strong heritage that inspired the Estefans' work. Exploring Cuban-American music through primary sources at the Library of Congress can lead students to exciting music and thoughtful inquiry about cultural identity.