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La Meriendita: Vicki and a Summer of Change
A new in-person series in celebration of our 50th Anniversary! Join us once a month on Saturday afternoons at our Evelina Antonetty Reading Room in the CENTRO Library & Archives for La Meriendita, a story hour dedicated to children's books. This month's story hour book is Vicki and a Summer of Change! (¡Y un verano de cambio!) by Raquel M. Ortiz and Iris Morales, a story inspired by the actual events of East Harlem, New York in 1969 when the Young Lords Organization united with residents to make positive changes in their neighborhoods. The story follows Vicki and her older sister, Valencia, who live in East Harlem. Rotting garbage overwhelms the streets because city sanitation trucks rarely pick up the trash. Determined to make a change, the Young Lords start sweeping the streets. Neighbors with brooms eagerly jump in, and Vicki joins them. “You’re never too young to make a difference!” her sister says. Together they discover they can help change their community and the world.
The beautifully illustrated English/Spanish book is for children 5 to 8 years old. It presents social justice themes in an accessible and age-appropriate way.
Bring your little ones by for a story on their culture and snacks!
This event is part of the CENTRO 50th Anniversary Celebration! Join us all of 2023 in celebrating 50 years of CENTRO's work to strengthen, diversify, and reimagine the field of Puerto Rican Studies!