The Importance of Reading In Spanish!

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with LéaLA and Latina Bloggers Connect.

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Hey All!

Having a Latino family and growing up as a Latina, It was always important for me to learn Spanish. My Grandmother aka Abuelita didn’t speak much English and I had to be her translator (so to speak) as I would spend most of my days with her. I learned most of my Spanish by learning through 3 different ways. One was spending time with my Grandmother who only spoke Spanish. Another was watching Spanish language novelas with my Grandma. And the third way was reading books in Spanish. As with any language, it’s so important to read in the language in order to learn it. I would sit and practice each day with a book written in Spanish that my Grandma would buy me. I’ve passed on this importance of reading in Spanish to my own family as I want them to also be bilingual when they grow up. It’s such an important skill to have and a lot of jobs are actually looking for bilingual candidates for positions now-a-days. It’s a huge benefit to be able to read, write, and speak in Spanish. It gives you a bit of an edge against the rest when you know another language in my opinion.

Thankfully the fourth annual LéaLA, Feria del Libro en Español de Los Ángeles will be taking place May 15-17, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This event is free to the public and it hosts more than 200 publishing houses from all over Latin America. Additionally, renowned Latin American authors will be doing book presentations and signings, while the book fair will have a kids pavillion with craft activities and story lectures. This fair makes it super easy to find some amazing Spanish language books for my family and even my friends!

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LéaLA is California’s first Spanish-Language Book Fair devoted to the promotion of reading and books in Spanish. It offers a venue for the distribution of books in Spanish and the publishing market in the United States. It is a book fair founded by the University of Guadalajara Foundation in USA and backed by the Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL). It was born as part of the University of Guadalajara’s ongoing commitment to offering the Latino community in Los Angeles, California, access to its cultural and Academic programs. The University of Guadalajara is committed to extending its culture and arts programs for the Latino community in Los Angeles.This is one of the most ambitious events ever held to promote Spanish language reading and learning.

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This is also the fourth time the book fair will take place in Los Angeles and we can’t wait for it! We love the kids pavilion as we all love to get crafty in my family and there are so many great craft activities and story lectures that you can enjoy as a family.

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This event encourages reading Spanish language books and fosters the recognition of the Latino population, their culture and customs.

If you’re in the Los Angeles area and looking for a fabulous way to celebrate you Latino Culture, Spanish Language Reading, Spanish Language Authors, and just a fun way to spend the day with your family… I highly recommend you check out the LéaLA 2015 event taking place May 15-17th, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

For more info visit the LéaLA Website and be sure to follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr and YouTube.

This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with LéaLA 2015 and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

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