July, 28, 2018 – October 2019. Three titles by Editorial Campana and Campanita Books joined a new exhibition co-produced by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian Latino Center. Titled “Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean,” the show explores the legacy of the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean and how their culture is alive and well even though books and scholars have stated their presumed extinction for decades.
For the ninth consecutive year the US Virgin Islands’ Department of Education and the Office of the Governor presented the Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge, where students in grades K to 6 are challenged to read five or more books during the summer months.
Since the Department of Education already had the very popular and successful Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge (GSRC), where children from kindergarten to 5th grade received free books for the summer written and illustrated by Caribbean writers and artists, why not combine carnival and the books from the GSRC?