Exercising literacy

While kids are still out of school and the days are unseasonably warm, take a stroll around the Alamosa City Hall, 300 Hunt Avenue, to read the latest book featured in the StoryWalk, sponsored by the Alamosa Literacy Council with support from many community organizations and businesses.

The book begins by the parking lot in front of city hall near the train engine. Enjoy the inspiring story of “Francisco’s Kite” by Alicia Klepeis in English and Spanish, translated by Gabriela Baeza Ventura. The colorful illustrations were created by Gary Undercuffler. In this story, Francisco misses his village in El Salvador and especially flying kites with his friends, but his mamma cannot afford to buy a kite, so he gathers discarded materials around his apartment building and makes his own, which catches the eye of a store owner and leads to a wonderful project.