Every year, Libros para Todos does a ‘big read’ in the state of Guanajuato in which hundreds of children read a book selected by our committee. The children are given approximately six weeks to read the books with the help of their teachers or a community leader and then the author of that selected book comes to visit them, allowing the children to meet the author firsthand, ask questions, and have their books signed.
By making a positive, personal, and exciting literary experience at a formative age in development, we hope to inspire children to develop a lifelong habit of reading. Since its founding in 2013, Libros para Todos has reached about 5,000 children through 'big read' campaigns in at least 20 villages and low income neighborhoods. We work primarily in San Miguel de Allende and Dolores Hidalgo municipalities.