Semillitas means “little seeds”, and we work on planting the seeds that will grow lifelong readers and writers. Our mission is to help develop good reading habits, make reading fun, and create comfortable places to discuss ideas and opinions.
This project began as a story time in Dallas over 12 years ago when our founder's oldest was a toddler. As her family grew and her daughters got older Ofelia realized that growing lifelong readers was a constant process so she began developing a variety of activities that grew with her daughters needs.
The story time morphed into a children's book club. Over time public reading nooks and book exchanges were incorporated to insure community members had access to reading material. Literary-centered and culturally relevant experiential activities and workshops were added as well and a movement was born.
To date we've given away thousands of books and helped families see that reading is fun and something to do in community.
Ofelia “MexMama” Faz-Garza is a mama, poet, and cultural worker from Dallas. She’s an adjunct instructor at a local college, a freelance columnist, and has work that has been included in several anthologies. Reading has been one of her favorite things to do since childhood.
We are dedicated to growing lifelong readers in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference.
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