Xantolo: A Harvest Celebration

Xantolo Arch

Yesterday, I shared my experience attending the Día de Los Muertos event at the Eiteljorg. Today I’m sharing our conversation with Indy Reads student, Fortino Martinez, who told us about how he celebrates the holiday. Fortino is from the city of Ciudad Valles in the state of San Luis Potosí, Mexico. The city is in […]

Día de Los Muertos at the Eiteljorg

Many of us may be familiar with the sugar skulls and flower-crowned skeletons that pop up in stores around Halloween for Día de Los Muertos, but know little about the holiday itself. Last weekend, I attended the Día de Los Muertos event presented by Nopal Cultural at the Eiteljorg Museum. At the event I learned […]

Join Us On An In-Town Trip to Honduras!

This article is in a series we call Indy Reads Writes, where Indy Reads’ staff and volunteers share firsthand experiences related to literacy, literacy education, and the joy of reading.  The chill of fall and the promise of winter snow are in the air. Some of Indy Reads’ ELL students are not used to this […]

A Bookstore Tour for National Literacy Month!

We’re not shy about it: We think literacy is the most important single tool in helping to lift people and families out of poverty. On its own, literacy can empower someone to take a big step forward in pursuing more gainful employment, to have a more stable home life, and to keep those positive changes […]