Community icon celebrated with book launch

This story contributed by Joi-Lin Russell, Boulder Valley Education Association staff member.

Mi Mama, Alicia Sanchez is a bilingual Spanish and English book that tells the tale of Alicia Sanchez, a long-time Lafayette resident who took care of her community and founded Clinica Family Health, a network serving low-income people in Boulder, Broomfield and Adams Counties. On February 28, a book launch was held at Alicia Sanchez International, an IB elementary school in Lafayette, in celebration with Alicia’s daughter Eleanor Montour and their family. Mi Mama, Alicia Sanchez was written by Andrea Baeza Breinbauer, Elizabeth (L.) LeNard, and Hannah Mook, three dynamic students from CU Boulder who wanted to tell the story of a local hero. They wrote and illustrated the book and partnered with the Boulder County Latino History Project to bring Alicia’s story to life. 

BVEA VP Terri Mulford and the authors of Mi Mama, Alicia Sanchez, Andrea Baeza Breinbauer, Elizabeth (L.) LeNard, and Hannah Mook

The Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley Education Associations had the incredibleopportunity to partner with CU Boulder and the Boulder County Latino History Project to fund additional publications of the book to provide a copy of each book to every school library in Boulder Valley and St. Vrain schools. Each school copy will include a teachers’ guide crafted by retired BVEA member, Flora Sanchez who now teaches education courses at CU. To order a copy for yourself or your school, visit: https://www.amazon.com/Mi-Mama-Alicia-Sanchez-Multilingual/dp/0997680946

BVEA VP Terri Mulford and Eleanor Montour, Alicia Sanchez’ daughter.