The Leamos Collection


The department of World Languages and Cultures is setting up a new Spanish library for novice readers in which students are the authors and illustrators.  WLC and the Welch School of Art & Design are collaborating on this innovative project.

Dr. Victoria Rodrigo has created the Leamos Collection, and innovative reading project in which authors from the World Languages and Cultures and illustrators from the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design work together. The purpose of this project is building a Spanish library for students with no reading experience in Spanish.

The Leamos Collection includes six children-book-like stories:

Title Author Illustrator






El Gatito Solo

Taylor Cook. Writer





Taylor Cook

Clark 3





Moira Clark







La Amiga de La Flor

Karley Hayes





Jordan Townsend










La rosa que creció en el hormigón

Ann Joleen R. Gordon Ouriana Moore










El peor cumpleaños

Erika Levy






Earnestine Beckwith







Los Dos Tigres


Fopé Oguntokun


 Sergio Alan Suarez










Caperucita Roja


Shervin Bajraini


 Sergio Alan Suarez







El ratón y el queso

Giovani Montepeque Ana Rivadeneyra

Dr. Victoria Rodrigo, is Associate Professor of Spanish Applied Linguistics from WLC. She hopes to continue the collaboration between undergraduate student/authors to write original stories based upon personal experiences, in collaboration with undergraduate art student/illustrators, who will provide graphic context to the stories with a fresh and unique touch of creativity.

If you have a story to share and would like to be part of this project, please, contact Dr.Victoria Rodrigo, editor of the Leamos Collection at [email protected].