ROADS TO READING
GUATEMALAN LITERACY PROJECT
Roads to Reading is an innovative strategy for equipping families with culturally sustaining literacy resources in their own languages. Not everyone from Latin America speaks Spanish as their first language. In fact, many speak one of the many languages—like Mam, K'iche', or Q'anjob'al that indigenous people have been speaking for centuries. In partnership with Chattanooga Public Library, Chattanooga 2.0, Hamilton County Schools, The Enterprise Center, and WTCI, La Paz is providing families with Guatemalan heritage with books and audio-visual resources to ensure every family has what they need to support their children's early literacy!
We'll publish children's books in three indigenous Guatemalan languages: Mam, K'iche', and Q'anjob'al.
Families can follow along with on-demand videos of community members reading aloud.
Through Abriendo Puertas, parents will learn the importance of literacy and reading with their children.