Multilingual Book Project, Tucson multiple stories, multiple languages, one community

Announcing an initiative for the 2017-2018 school year set in motion by Tucson's K12 Refugee Education School Coordinator, Julie Kasper, in collaboration with Natalia Hoffman of Make Way for Books, University of Arizona graduate student and CENTER volunteer Christian Ruvalcaba, and Junko Sakoi, of TUSD's Multicultural Curriculum and Instruction Department and driven forward by our local schools, teachers, students, families, and the larger Tucson community.
There are more than 120 languages spoken in Tucson, Arizona according to a U.S. census bureau community survey. We hope to see books in all of these languages in our schools, libraries, community spaces...and in the hands of our children!
Placing the power in the hands of our multilingual students, we aim to create and share books in a variety of genres and formats.
The buttons below share some of our inspiration for the project:
We can see where we'd like this to go, but we need you to join in the fun and help us get there. Please contact Julie Kasper at jkasper@lss-sw.org or Natalia Hoffman (natalia@makewayforbooks.org) to get involved. Thank you!

Credits:

Created with images by marysse93 - "book heart love" • KMacEm - "saguaro sonoran desert cactus cactus" • stokpic - "hands world map" • cromaconceptovisual - "address book notebook notes" • MiraDeShazer - "keyboard it computer keyboard" • Fæ - "A.E. McConnell and daughter sitting on the precarious Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park, 1901 (CHS-864)"

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