Multicultural Populations

Raices Latinas was a project to promote multigenerational understanding in immigrant populations.  We gave young teens training in interviewing and writing oral histories and then asked them to interview their parents about their immigration experience. We then helped them create a website that shared those stories. The project helped the teens who were already very assimilated into American culture understand their parents, they aquired information and literacy skills and brought national attention to the library at the same time.