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NPR Speaks with Latinas For Latino Lit about Diversity in Best-Of Lists

Hurtado says, “It’s important that Latino children see themselves represented in books, in media, in movies because…that’s the power of identification and how far it can go to help a student realize their ambitions and dreams, spark imagination, want to go further with their professional and their academic goals. But it’s equally important for all children – white children, African-American, Asian and all of the mixed children that are out there – to see what other kids look like and their experiences”

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