Bilingual Programs for Parent involvement. While dropout rates and poverty levels for Latinos have decreased in recent years, they are still greater than double the prices of whites within the U.S.
Katherine Del Monte desires to make a difference by tackling illiteracy, starting with children’s books which can be written with greater than kids in mind.
Del Monte which happens to be the founder of Lectura Books, a bilingual publisher based out of the Los Angeles area that provides resources to teach and interact bilingual families in a country where one in five people speak a language aside from English at home.
When Del Monte began her work in education, she quickly learned that which was missing in schools, especially for children of Spanish-speaking parents — parents themselves.