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  • 1.  Spanish Language Collections

    Posted 05-19-2020 13:16
    Hi all!  Would anyone be able to help me with finding authoritative critical reviews of Spanish language books, both fiction and nonfiction?

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    Manny Arocho
    Librarian, Senior
    Broward County Main Library
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    (954) 357-7444 (7450)
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  • 2.  RE: Spanish Language Collections

    Posted 05-20-2020 14:28
    https://www.libraryjournal.com/?detailStory=spanish-on-our-shelves-collection-development-spanish-language-materials

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    Marianne Dolce
    School Librarian
    (386) 456-7974
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  • 3.  RE: Spanish Language Collections

    Posted 05-22-2020 07:04

    Good morning!


    I also recommend the REFORMA library association's newsletter, they post recommendations for adults and teens (and children, too). I once wrote a short book review for them a long time ago. 


    Here's a link: https://www.reforma.org/article_content.asp?adminkey=4442bb0571bda837a4d7d10adb21301f&article=370


    Hope this helps!


    Best regards, 


    Lupita Garza-Grande, Adult Services Librarian
    West Regional Library
    8601 W. Broward Blvd.
    Plantation, FL 33324
    Phone: 954-765-1581
    Fax: 954-765-1536






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  • 4.  RE: Spanish Language Collections

    Posted 05-23-2020 06:09





  • 5.  RE: Spanish Language Collections

    Posted 05-22-2020 07:04
    Hi Manny,
    You can try reaching out to bloggers/educators for some sources too.

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    Desiree Roland
    Librarian
    Broward County Library
    Hollywood FL
    (954) 357-7631
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  • 7.  RE: Spanish Language Collections

    Posted 05-23-2020 06:09
    Hi Manny,

    I found these 2 links that may help:

    https://www.latinamericanbooks.com/ 

    https://www.revistadelibros.com/resenas/



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    Orlando Rosado
    Broward County Library
    Fort Lauderdale FL
    (954) 357-7440
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  • 8.  RE: Spanish Language Collections

    Posted 05-28-2020 10:30
    Thank you everyone for all the fantastic suggestions.  It will be useful for me to use all these tools mentioned in your replies.  I think we have a great opportunity to share with our Spanish readers and speakers the wealth of Spanish language materials we have at public libraries.  I am looking to create unique programming as well to market the library in this direction.  We know that there are many priceless books written only in Spanish and not available in English that deserve to by read.  This is a plus for both English-Spanish bilinguals and Spanish-only readers.

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    Manny Arocho
    Librarian
    Broward County Main Library
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    MAROCHO@Broward.org
    (954) 357-7444
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  • 9.  RE: Spanish Language Collections

    Posted 05-30-2020 20:28

    Hi!

    All of the sites shared are great!

    I want to share these resources as well:

    https://librotea.elpais.com/

    Also, winners of these prestigious awards are generally amazing books!

    http://www.premioplaneta.es/

    http://premioalfaguara.com/

    https://www.lectura-abierta.com/ (this is a little tricky, you have to scroll down and to the right you will see some reviews, and further down, a scroll down menu to see additional categories)

    Lectura-abierta.com es un sitio web de reseñas y análisis literarios escritos por lectores y estudiosos de todo el mundo hispanoamericano

    Hope it helps!


    Carol Cuesta
    Library Associate IV
    Technology Instruction, Main Library
    Palm Beach County Library System
    561-233-2759



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