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City Councilor Brook Bassan Reads Local Author’s "Under the Cottonwood Tree" on the ‘Lavender Libros’ YouTube Channel

Lavender Libros is a Children’s Book Reading Program by local government and community members.

June 24, 2020

City Councilor Cynthia D. Borrego initiated the ‘Lavender Libros’ book reading project to demonstrate care and outreach to New Mexico’s children. Government administrators and community leaders alike read a children's book available on the 'Lavender Libros’ YouTube channel.  Melissa Sanchez, Executive Director of ABQ Westside Chamber of Commerce helped organize the project.

The reading broadcasts occur every Wednesday and Friday until the State Health Order is lifted and possibly continue throughout the year on the Lavender Libros YouTube channel.

Today, City Councilor Brook Bassan reads Under the Cottonwood Tree: El Susto de la Curandera by Albuquerque natives, Paul and Carlos Meyer. 

Upcoming readings include Albuquerque City Councilor Lan Sena, District 1, Barbara Petersen, APS Board Member, District 4, and Rodney Prunty, President/CEO United Way of Central as well as other guest readers present special readings on upcoming Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the summer.  Every Wednesday and Friday we will provide this at home opportunity to learn and lead with Lavender Libros.