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THE LATINO BOOK & FAMILY FESTIVAL: Connecting Readers and Authors

The 70th Latino Book & Family Festival was held this October at the beautiful MiraCosta College campus in Oceanside, California.

The festival was hugely successful, thanks to the Empowering Latino Futures team behind

it. This is an organization formerly known as Latino Literacy Now, founded by media expert Kirk Whisler and actor Edward James Olmos. ELF is credited with helping hold Latino Book & Family Festivals in over 10 cities around the country, as well as with hosting the International Latino Book Awards to honor authors and publishers.