1997, The 1st Latino Book & Family Festival

Los Angeles, CA

The first festival was celebrated in 1997 at Los Angeles, CA.

This was the first event of it’s kind. By targeting the growing Latino community, the organizers were able to approach a situation that was hitting their hearts. For years, Latino families needed an event that would target their reading habits, the resources they need, and the bilingual aspect.

With this first event, the goals were met and the vision of even more festivals grew. The organizers once more got together to plan the event for the following year and the following. Since 1997, this festival continues to be celebrated bringing families together.