El Rey Colibri

The Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies offers sets of books available for K-12 and collegiate level instruction to borrow free of cost. We believe it is crucial for young children living in a diverse society to be aware of their own cultural identities and embrace those of others. Through these collections, the Consortium hopes to support educators who foster cross-cultural awareness and teach their students about these important regions of the world. To borrow these resources, please fill out the request form.

Taste of Salt book

Recommended collections for grades K-5:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) Children’s Books
  • Caribbean History & Culture
  • Haitian History & Culture
  • Latin American Environment & Conservation
  • Latin American Gardens
  • Latin American Immigration
  • Latinx-Inspired Art & Music
  • The Maya Civilization
  • Mexican History & Culture
  • South American History & Culture

Recommended collections for grades 6-12:

  • Young Adult Books – Middle School Level
  • Young Adult Books – High School Level

Recommended class sets for grades 6-12:

  • Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez (7 copies)
  • Taste of Salt: A Story of Modern Haiti by Frances Temple (8 copies)
  • The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danicat (11 copies)
  • The Underdogs: A Novel of the Mexican Revolution by Mariano Azuela (31 copies)