Welcome to Kids’ Books Bolivia

Kids’ Books Bolivia is a series of bilingual children’s books written by undergraduate students on the SIT Study Abroad Program in Cochabamba, Bolivia.  This reciprocity project contributes to the production of affordable books celebrating Bolivian reality and serves to raise international awareness about Bolivia’s rich cultures and pressing social issues.

We use all proceeds to subsidize low-cost books, book donations and workshops for Bolivian children, schools, libraries, community organizations and literacy programs.

Our Latest News

Spring 2017 Students Begin Volunteer Workshops

April 2017
Spring 2017 students Maggie Poulos, Devin Johnson, Cailyn Campbell, Anna Clements, Tierney Thomison, and Cecilia Caro have begun volunteering on a weekly basis, doing workshops in collaboration with three children’s organizations (The Adventist University Library, Casa de los Niños, and Attilka Children’s Library). They are using books from the Kids’ Books Bolivia collection to do… more

Fall 2016 Authors Present Their Books

November 2016
SIT Fall 2016 students Jonah Edwards (left) and John McClaughlin (below) presented their books at El Poncho — Cochabamba, Bolivia for an audience of SIT students, faculty, and invited children from the local library “Atillka”. The presentation was dynamic and interactive, as both John and Jonah became storytellers. Endowed with personal connections and importance, they… more

Educator Workshops Begin Again!

October 2016
After three years of professional development and teacher training and experience living in the United States, Aliya Ellenby (Spring 2006 alumn) has returned to Bolivia and is collaborating again with Kids’ Books Bolivia, offering workshops to local educators to use the Kids’ Book Bolivia collection creatively in their youth organizations. This opportunity was announced at… more
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Our Latest Books

The Fabric I am Made Of

The Fabric I am Made Of
Written and illustrated by Aliya Khan. A young girl grapples with feelings of uncertainty, fear, and loneliness in an increasingly big and complicated world. However, when she learns about the artists throughout history and in her community who have used their passion to overcome their own obstacles, she begins to understand how to use her… more

The Honey is Ours!

The Honey is Ours!
Written by Julius Figueroa and illustrated by Antonieta Loayza Gómez. When a little bee asks why he can’t have another drop of honey, his grandmother tells him the story of the war. In this hive, every bee works together to make the honey, without the help of strangers. But all of that changes when a… more

If the Moon Doesn’t Shine

If the Moon Doesn’t Shine
Written by Anna Roy and illustrated by Antonieta Loayza Gómez. Wara lives in Cochabamba and loves to sit at her window and watch the moon. One night, the moon doesn’t appear, and Wara travels to the night sky to see what is wrong and help the moon get her light back. After their adventure in… more
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