Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Book Awards & Lending Library

LLILAS maintains a library of reference materials, films, and children’s books, as well as cultural enrichment trunks containing traditional clothing, instruments, and crafts from countries throughout Latin America. As part of our Children’s Literature Workshop series, we try to hold copies of all of the books discussed in our outreach library. These items are available for free to educators nationwide. The only cost is return postage; local teachers can drop return items off at LLILAS to avoid postage costs, if desired.

Our outreach library contains many of the books discussed in our Children’s Literature Workshop Series, which are recognized through the Pura Belpre Award, Tomás Rivera Book Award, and the Américas Book Award, the latter of which LLILAS helps to sponsor through our participation the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs. These awards recognize quality youth and children’s literature about Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos/as.

A list of our reference material, films, and children’s books is coming soon!

We also encourage you to search the large collection of Latina/o children’s books in the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection. All items are available to Texas residents through the Texas Share program.

Browse our cultural enrichment trunks below. To request a trunk, please e-mail LLILAS Public Engagement Coordinator Lindsey Engelman.

Latin American TrunkLatin American Trunk

Contents: 1 Tarka flute [Bolivia]; 1 stuffed vicuña [Bolivia]; 1 Zapotec rug [Mexico]; 1 chale [Ecuador]; 1 painted F, La Palma art [El Salvador]; set of panpipes (zampoña) [Peru]; 1 story gourd [Peru]; 1 package of rainforest seeds [Costa Rica]; 1 tap-tap [Haiti]; 1 Tarahumara drum [Mexico]; 1 güiro bell [Chile]; jícara maraca [Mexico]; 1 pine needle basket [Mexico]; 1 musical rainstick [Brazil]; 1 Amazon parrot [Ecuador]; 3 arpilleras [Peru]; 1 Mapuche snake [Chile]; 1 Stobe leather bracelet [Brazil]; 2 boxes of worry dolls [Guatemala]; 2 ocarinas [the Andes]; 1 chullo; 1 grave doll [Peru]; 1 Ekkeko doll [Bolivia]; 2 dolls [Bolivia]; 1 envelope of mixed currency; 1 goat rattle [Peru]; 22 artifact information cards


Mexican & Central American Cultural TrunkMexican & Central American Cultural Trunk

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Andean Cultural TrunkAndean Cultural Trunk

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Brazilian Cultural TrunkBrazilian Cultural Trunk

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Brazilian Musical InstrumentsBrazilian Musical Instruments

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Ecuadorian Cultural TrunkEcuadorian Cultural Trunk

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Guatemalan Cultural TrunkGuatemalan Cultural Trunk

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  • Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

    University of Texas at Austin
    SRH 1.310
    2300 Red River Street D0800
    Austin, Texas 78712