Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Latin American Resource Center

Latin American Children’s Literature

The Latin American Resource Center is an active participant in promoting and engaging with Latin American children’s literature at both the local and national level. LARC also regularly offers a number of community based events each year which highlight the diversity of Latin America for children and their families.

In 2004, LARC inaugurated the bilingual collection of books and multimedia resources on Latin America in collaboration with The New Orleans Public Library called The Pebbles Center which is housed within The Children’s Resource Center. In 2014, we inaugurated a second branch at the Algiers Regional Branch of the New Orleans Public Library.

In 2012, Tulane’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies took over the coordination of the national Latin American children’s literature award, the Américas Award sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs in partnership with Vanderbilt University’s Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies. A full list of Américas Award winners and honorable mentions available for check-out through the Latin American Resource Center Lending Library may be viewed here.

Whether it’s in the classroom or in the community, LARC proudly brings the study of Latin America to New Orleans and the surrounding area.

Join us for our online virtual storytimes or cuentacuentos by checking out our Facebook page.


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Upcoming Events

Online Summer Book Group for K-12 Educators

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For pre-service, early career and veteran teachers who love reading and learning through literature who want to explore award-winning books for the middle and early high school classrooms. Join us as we read four books that explore stories of coming-of-age from multiple perspectives. Participants will receive a copy of each book and participate in an open discussion with other K-12 educators. We will launch the book group with The Other Half of Happy. The group will meet online and explore the real story behind this award-winning book with the author Rebecca Balrcárcel. Join us this summer as we discover new stories and books for your classroom.

Register here for $15 (includes all 4 books).

All online Zoom meetings are at 7:00 PM CST.


Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and AfterCLASS at Tulane University. For more information, please email

Central America, People and the Environment Educator Institute 2021

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This summer educator institute is the third institute in a series being offered by Tulane University, The University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. This series of institutes is designed to enhance the presence of Central America in the K-12 classroom. Each year, participants engage with presenters, resources and other K-12 colleagues to explore diverse topics in Central America with a focus on people and the environment.

While at Tulane, the institute will explore the historic connections between the United States and Central America focusing on indigenous communities and environment while highlighting topics of social justice and environmental conservation. Join us to explore Central America and teaching strategies to implement into the classroom.

Additional details and registration will be available in the late fall 2020. For more information, please email or call 504.865.5164.