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Mario Umana Academy, East Boston

The Mario Umana Academy is a dual-language school (English/Spanish). K-8. The vision of the Mario Umana Academy is to nurture and empower all students to think critically, achieve academic excellence, contribute as global citizens, and succeed in a culturally and linguistically diverse world. The Mario Umana Academy is a school where we believe in the core values of Respect, Responsibility, Perseverance, Curiosity and Community.

"Storytime Crafts helped make the Umana's first literacy night a tremendous success! Over 160 students and family members joined our event. After participating in different activities, including readalouds, bookmark making and visits to the bookfair, library, and storyroom, attendees turned in their stamped "passport" to receive books and a plushy.

     Our families loved the wide selection and the kids loved their new toys and books. We are so grateful to have Storytime Crafts as a partner and would not have been able to provide these resources without their generosity."

-- Hagar Shirman, Librarian & Biliteracy Curriculum Specialist, Mario Umana Academy 

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