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A Restorative Experience through Reading 1658 1128 Lavinia Hirsu

A Restorative Experience through Reading

By Brenda Denisse Renteria Cervantes In 2022, an intervention project was developed in a “Sala de lectura” (Reading room) to improve the self-perception of social inclusion of girls and boys from an excluded community through a picturebook. This community was…

Pathways to Reading with ‘Libros Cartoneros’ 626 499 Lavinia Hirsu

Pathways to Reading with ‘Libros Cartoneros’

By Mery Luz Yataco Chacalliaza “Ediciones Calabazas” arose in the province of Yauyos as a need to bridge the gap in access to books in school and out-of-school educational services. The pedagogical proposal “Forming reading families” was implemented in educational…

“To travel far, there is no better vessel than a book”: the trajectory of an itinerant library narrated from different geographies. Part 2. 481 674 Lavinia Hirsu

“To travel far, there is no better vessel than a book”: the trajectory of an itinerant library narrated from different geographies. Part 2.

By Diana Cruz (Guatemalan writing from the United Kingdom) Following the trajectory (remotely) of the travelling library ‘Bibliomochilas’ has given me the opportunity to develop as a researcher and to interrogate the metaphors and paradoxes that have formed and continue…

“To travel far, there is no better vessel than a book”: the trajectory of an itinerant library narrated from different geographies. Part 1. 595 1061 Lavinia Hirsu

“To travel far, there is no better vessel than a book”: the trajectory of an itinerant library narrated from different geographies. Part 1.

By Rosario Obregón (Peruvian writing from the United States) Mi Primer Libro Perú (My First Book Peru) is the product of the encounter between necessity and opportunity: between the scarcity in one part of the world and the abundance in…

Libraries and hurricane narratives 950 760 Lavinia Hirsu

Libraries and hurricane narratives

Libraries and hurricane narratives By Eliana Pasarán On May 30, 2022, Hurricane Agatha devastated Mazunte and many other small towns on the coast and in the Oaxacan highlands of Mexico. What began with an early ‘chipi chipi’ (light rain), at…

Virtual Library 1024 576 Lavinia Hirsu

Virtual Library

By Elvia Murgueytio, Metropolitan Network of Libraries Quito, Ecuador I have believed in phrases like “after the storm there is always calm”, or perhaps something more famous like “nothing is by chance, everything is always the product of chance”. From…

Experiences on the use of children’s and young adult literature and the picturebook in reading mediation 1875 2500 Lavinia Hirsu

Experiences on the use of children’s and young adult literature and the picturebook in reading mediation

By María José Carrillo, Metropolitan Libraries Network, Quito, Ecuador My name is María José Carrillo, I work in the Metropolitan Network of Libraries of the Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito (RMB). Although my area of ​​work is administrative,…

The trip of my lifetime 641 481 Lavinia Hirsu

The trip of my lifetime

The trip of my lifetime Abigail Janeth Saez Quinlli. El Coca, Ecuadorian Amazon I don’t know exactly when I started my wonderful journey through the books. At one point I was full of papers, file folders and more files in…

Reading with migrants “in the middle of the world”: Reading without borders 501 709 Lavinia Hirsu

Reading with migrants “in the middle of the world”: Reading without borders

Reading with migrants “in the middle of the world”: Reading without borders I began to imagine the journey of “Reading with migrants in the middle of the world” in 2020, the year in which the coronavirus pandemic forced us to…

Reading Cicada by Shaun Tan: A reflective experience after the Social Outbreak in Chile in October 2019 1080 1066 Lavinia Hirsu

Reading Cicada by Shaun Tan: A reflective experience after the Social Outbreak in Chile in October 2019

When the “Estallido” (social outbreak) occurred on October 18, 2019 in Chile, the school where I work, a public school and with a high number of vulnerable students, went on a reflective strike called by High School students. As a…