October 17, 2016

On October 16, 2016 nationally acclaimed Bolivian author Gaby Vallejo presented her newest publication: Chiquita, La Vida no es Fácil, which she dedicated to SIT alum Leah Davis, who had impacted her greatly in Fall 2010 when she wrote her SIT children’s book about the experience of an Afro-Bolivian protagonist.

When reading her book aloud to an audience of Bolivian children, Leah was moved to tears by the emotion of her first book reading and cou...

October 8, 2016

Kids’ Books Bolivia (KBB) was invited to present on October 7 at the 2016 IBBY South America Conference (International Board on Books for Young People). Co-presenters were Heidi Baer-Postigo, Academic Director of SIT Bolivia and Founding Director of KBB, and local arts-educator Aliya Ellenby (Spring 2006 SIT Bolivia alum), creator of the KBB Educator Toolkits (published in 2012 with a grant from the International Reading Association).

They p...

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