Friday, October 22, 2010
Libro de Lectura, Primer Grado
Comisión Editora Popular
1938(Facsimile printed in 1990)
On my last visit to Mexico City, I picked up a facsimile of a 1938 Workers Night Schools first-grade reading book. The schools were part of a program designed to provide education to the working class and promote literacy throughout Mexico.
The book is illustrated with some amazing woodcuts by artists such as Mariano Paredes, Filiberto Cisneros Vera, and Gonzalo Paz Pérez, among others. Here are some of the pages that caught my eye:
Update: You can view/print/download the entire publication here.