Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Check out recent fiction and nonfiction by indigenous writers! For more titles by indigenous writers, search the library catalog, ask Ms. DeGroat, and/or drop by in November when the main book displays will feature indigenous writers in honor of Native American Heritage Month. This week, those displays are still focused on honoring Hispanic American Heritage Month which concludes on Friday.

Host of Radio Ambulante Wins MacArthur Grant

Daniel Alarcón, a novelist and the host of NPR’s Radio Ambulante Spanish-language podcast which focuses on “uniquely Latin American stories,” was awarded a MacArthur Grant last week! Listening to these podcasts is a great way to improve your fluency in Spanish.

If you’re an intermediate Spanish language learner, you may also want to check out the Lupa app which combines stories from Radio Ambulante with engaging learning features to help accelerate your fluency.

For more about this award, read this article from NPR.

To listen to stories on Radio Ambulante, go to their episodes page or subscribe through your phone’s podcast app. All episodes are free.

To download the Lupa app, visit the app’s home page or search for it in the app store on your iPhone or Android device. Listen to two stories for free with no credit card or obligation. After that, monthly subscriptions run $12 per month or $99 per year with a 40% discount off of those rates ($8 per month or $59 per year) for students registered with a school email address (like your @gsgis.k12.va.us email).

To read fiction by Daniel Alarcón, borrow his novel Lost City Radio or his short story collection War by Candlelight from the MLWGS Library, both at call number FIC ALA.