The latest census data release indicates that Hispanics, Latinos, Latinx, Latine were responsible for 51% of the total U.S. population growth in 2010-2020 and grew 23% since 2010, compared to 7.4% growth of the total U.S. population. The numbers are clear that Latinos are the catalyst of growth in the United States, making 11 years old the most common age of the population.
It is crucial for Youth Services Library Paraprofessionals and Librarians to support life-long learning by constantly developing cultural awareness and understanding of how diverse and rich the Latino community is. By removing any barriers based on a young patron’s socioeconomic status, education, literacy-related barriers, language, gender, ability, and diversities, Latino families could support their children’s learning from birth through their teenage years and thrive within their communities.
Join Maria Estrella from Young Diverse Readers to learn more about Latinx family engagement at your library.
All who register for this session will receive access to the live event as well as a link to the recorded version afterwards. The recorded version will only be available for 60 days.