My name is Patty, Senior Producer for Ryan Seacrest Radio Show, and I am a First. And here is my story:
The story behind Lil’ Libros is an example of what happens when the American Dream meets the Latina mother. Two mothers, each raised by Mexican immigrants, began a mission to encourage parents to begin reading with their children at the earliest of ages. The result of that mission…is Lil’ Libros.
It all started when Patty was pregnant with her first baby. It was her desire to ensure that her son was raised in a bilingual environment and that he learned to understand, respect and appreciate their family’s culture.
So she immediately began working on Lil’ Libros.
Upon receiving rejection letters from the biggest publishing houses in the country, Patty channeled her Latino fire and became even more convinced that Lil’ Libros needed to be made. It was then that she reached out to her best friend and partner in crime, Ariana Stein.
Without any publishing experience, they decided to use their personal savings to fund their passion project, on their own!
Their determination has been a proven success. In just 10 months since inception, they have managed to get the attention of thousands of loyal customers…and Target! This Fall, Lil’ Libros will be available at over 600 Target stores nationwide!
In addition, the series and creators have been featured on WashingtonPost.com, NPR, Univision, Buzzfeed, Telemundo, People En Espanol and others!