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The 51st Ward is the anti-racist community of our imaginations. Here, multicultural, bilingual, and Spanish children's books inspire us & our children to build a thriving community committed to justice.

Books from the Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara

We travelled the globe to bring you this exciting collection of authentic texts from Latin America, Spain, and beyond!

News & Updates:
Events for the whole familia!

Introducing: Seasonal Surprise Boxes!


*One theme*

*One hardcover book for ages 4-8*

*One sticker & activity sheet*

*Family discussion guide*

Your surprise title will:

*Be bilingual or Spanish*

*Be culturally relevant*

*Be inclusive*

*Be screened by educators*

*Feature diverse characters*

No Subscription Necessary. 

Hora de Cuento: Make it Messi!

Our summer story time series with Las Damas de Belmont Cragin is back! Join us for a bilingual read aloud and enjoy coloring and activity sheets afterward.

*PLUS Las Damas will be gifting a book to kids and families who RSVP and attend! The first 10 kids to RSVP and attend will receive a copy of My Little Golden Book sobre Lionel Messi.



Space is limited, RSVPs are highly encouraged.

Free book while supplies last.

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Bilingual and Spanish Bestsellers

Browse some of our community favorites in Spanish and Bilingual (English/Spanish) formats.

Browse 51st Ward Books' Curated Bilingual & Spanish Kids Book Collections In-Person

Pilsen Arts & Community House logo

1836 West 18th Street

Open Wednesday-Saturday

Image depicts a child with hair in a ponytail wearing an orange backpack and smiling

*Please visit location pages/social media to confirm hours prior to your planned visit.*

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