With more bilingual children in the United States today than ever before (not to mention more great reasons to introduce dual language learning), Sol Book Box is making reading en español exciting, engaging, and relevant for today's kids.
The Sol Book Box Team
"My kids don't connect to our heritage."
"Language learning is like homework."
"I can't find books that truly engage them!"
"I don't speak Spanish – how can I help?"
If one of these challenges strikes a chord, we can help!
With an estimated 130+ million Spanish speakers in the United states by 2050, more than ever, there is no one size fits all approach to raising a bilingual reader. So, we built Sol Book Box for bilingual and aspiring bilingual familias of all shapes and sizes -- heritage speakers, Spanish newbies, or anywhere in between.
Because an early focus on reading is one of the single most valuable investments you can make in your child’s future.
Because reading of any kind helps make for confident, smart, emotionally healthy kids ready to tackle the world.
And because bilingual reading in both English and Spanish does all of that, while also exposing your niños to greater vocabulary, broadening their cultural awareness, strengthening family bonds, and setting them up for greater success in an increasingly connected world.
And because it’s fun!
A lifelong brand builder, Jeff previously co-founded the Brooklyn-based Creative Agency Mustache. With a young daughter enrolled in a Spanish immersion school (and a son soon to join her), Jeff has seen first-hand the power of a bilingual education, and is proud to help bring the Sol Book Box experience to families everywhere.
“The minute my family became a part of the bilingual scholastic community, I saw the amazing benefits of secondary language fluency, as well as the clear need to support this journey in the home. Language learning can be a beautiful, joyful, meaningful experience for children and families alike, and it is our mission and privilege to help enable that.”
Vanessa is an entrepreneur, educator, and mamá to three bilingual daughters. She is the founder of both Sol Book Box and BILINGUIFY!, a program to help parents connect with the fun and joy of raising bilingual kids. Vanessa is a native of Chihuahua, Mexico and loves work that lies at the intersection of communication and migration.
“The idea for Sol Book Box came to me after my daughter picked out the same five Spanish books at the library (the ones I had memorized!) to bring home yet again. I desperately wished we had a bigger selection of libros, at the library and at our local bookstores. When I first dreamed up the idea to bring Spanish children’s books to bilingual families, it stemmed mostly from my own passion to make sure my children were raised to be bilingual. So many of the opportunities I’ve enjoyed, in both my career and my personal life, have been possible because of the languages I speak.”