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Read Conmigo is Looking for Latino Authors

This is a paid post with Read Conmigo through Latina Bloggers Connect. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Promoting what I love is essential for Family is Familia. It’s the part of writing for the blog that I truly enjoy. Other than product reviews and events, sharing what I care most about (besides my familia) is what makes me want to share with all of you, everything I know and care about. This is why I can’t stress enough the power you give your children by teaching them another language. For us, we have the privilege of teaching our kids Spanish and Tagalog. Unfortunately, since speaking Tagalog is not done often in my home, my kids have gotten used to hearing, and yes, speaking, the Spanish language. Well, I may be a little biased, but the Spanish language is beautiful. It hasn’t been an easy road for us, but with time, I’m sure they’ll get more exposure to Spanish and embrace it as much as I have.  One way to help that process is by reading bilingual books!  In comes,  Read Conmigo!

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Read Conmigo is a bilingual literacy program that provides parents, teachers, and students free bilingual books in English & Spanish as well as online resources for children in Preschool to 5th grade. Did you read that it’s FREE? Read Conmigo, sponsored by Infinity Auto Insurance, is a literacy program that promotes English/Spanish bilingualism that anyone can access. If you have kids in Preschool to 5th grade, and you’re interested in bilingualism, this program is a must for your home.

You can access their website at Read Conmigo or download the app (via iTunes or GooglePlay)!

Are you a Latino author or an aspiring author?


You’re going to want to check this out! I want to encourage you to submit your manuscripts to be considered for national publication to the “Preserving our Culture through Bilingual Literacy” contest by October 31, 2014. The entry is super easy.  The winning author(s) could win $1,000 in prize money. Hurry and enter soon!  Check out the details:

  • Author ProfileMust be from Southern California 18 years old or over, of Latino origin; no prior published work or writing experience necessary
  • Target Reader – All submissions should be suitable for reading levels Pre-K through 5th Grade
  • Language – Story must be submitted in both English and Spanish
  • Characters- Story must include one or more of the Read Conmigo characters
  • Word count: Minimum is 400 words; maximum length is 1500 words

Good Luck!


Liz Cerezo

Liz is a Mexican-American blogger living in Southern California. Married 19 years, and a mami to 3 kids, her content is inspired from living in and raising a multicultural familia. Liz has been blogging for more than 7 years, establishing herself as a nationally recognized Latina blogger. She often blogs in Spanglish and may throw in some Tagalog when talking about her hubby. You can also find her chit chatting away at @Liz_Cerezo on Twitter!

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