About us

Books del Sur was established by two longtime friends, Heather Robertson and Ignacio Muñoz. When Heather became frustrated with the lack of quality Spanish literature available in her bilingual classroom, she contacted Ignacio in Chile. He used his business experience and knowledge of Chilean media to access books for her students.


Heather is currently teaching 4th Grade Dual Language Immersion part-time In Madison, WI.  She has taught 4K-5 English as a Second Language, middle school English, Bilingual Science, History, Technology and Spanish in Milwaukee Public Schools, Wis., Madison Metropolitan School District, Wis., and Glendale Unified School District, Calif.  She was also a Bilingual and Literacy Instructional Resource Teacher, and a Teacher Leader in the Professional Development department in the Madison, Wis. Her passion for Latin American literature stems from my Bachelor's Degree in International Relations and Latin American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Their mission is to bring books from South America into the classrooms of Spanish-speaking students in the United States. Books del Sur is based in Madison, Wisconsin and is on the world wide web :)

When she is not chasing her son or two step-children, she would love to spend time with you sharing Books del Sur.  Contact heather@booksdelsur.org.

Written by or about Heather:

University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Badger to Badger" Interview

 

WIDA's August Featured Educator, https://www.wida.us/news/

Nieto, S. (2015). The Activist Teacher. In Why We Teach Now (pp. 161-172). New York, New York: Teachers College Press.

Schwartz, Katrina. "Some Struggles Teachers Face Using Games in the Classroom." MindShift. 24 Nov. 2014. Web. 24 Nov. 2014. <http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/11/24/some-struggles-teachers-face-using-games-in-the-classroom/>.

Robertson, H. (2014). Playing with Language: Using Games with English Language Learners. WIDA Focus Bulletin, (October 2014), 7-8. https://www.wida.us/get.aspx?id=773

Gilbert, Zack. (2013) "Edgamer 107: Games and Learning with Heather Robertson." EdGamer Podcast, (August 3, 2013). http://edgamer.net/?p=22295