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Lil' Libros

The #1 family-trusted bilingual children's media publisher built by community

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Investor Panel

Louie interviewed Lil' Libros on September 28, 2021. Play Video
Louie Nguyen, CFA
Louie has 25 yrs of investing experience ranging from global fund management to direct private equity investments focused on social impact.
Strengths
says, "Wow what a great story! The personal brands of the two founders are amazing and has value beyond what the current financial numbers would suggest. It seems they have a repeatable process to bring stories that the community is willing to pay for. Now its just about efficient scaling!"
Advice
says, "More details on the process of how new concepts come to life would help investors understand future growth plans. Also more details on the relationship with the big retailers beyond "we are on their shelves" would be great."

What Investors Say

Co-founder and President, Siete Family Foods
LEAD INVESTOR
Invested $10,000 this round
Lil' Libros and their commitment to increase representation and tell diverse stories in children's literature is inspiring and one of the main reasons I've chosen to invest in them! I am confident that their efforts will have a positive impact, especially in underrepresented communities, as their books encourage children to read culturally relevant stories and foster inclusivity. I'm so excited to have the opportunity to invest in and support a business that believes in the power of representation and making a difference, and I admire their commitment to maintaining a strong sense of community and wholeheartedly living out their values.

In the news

Ariana Stein y Patty Rodríguez: Lil' Libros, educación bilingüe a una edad temprana - CNN Video
January 28, 2020
Para Ariana Stein y Patty Rodríguez y para la mayoría de las latinas en los Estados Unidos, ser bicultural, bilingüe y ser madre, son rasgos que impactan cómo enseñan a sus jóvenes. Patty y Ariana crearon Lil Libros inspirándose en la cultura latina para educar en habilidades bilingües.
January 28, 2020
January 21, 2020
How Being Underestimated Drove These Two Latinas To Publish Lil' Libros
January 21, 2020
Have you ever dreamed of going into business with your best friend? Does it stay a dream, or in your mind does it turn into a nightmare? Ariana Stein and Patty Rodriguez, have been best friends since the age of twelve and will happily tell you that adding a business level to their friendship was the best decision they've collectively made.
Bilingual Children's Book Reimagines Story Of Chicano Rock Star Ritchie Valens
September 16, 2019
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) - The well-known tale of an L.A. legend is being retold in a whole new way. A local pair of moms and entrepreneurs turned the life of Ritchie Valens into a bilingual children's book. Lil' Libros has released their latest book, "The Life Of Ritchie," about the singer best known for his song, "La Bamba."
'La Bamba' musician Ritchie Valens' life celebrated in new children's book
September 16, 2019
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- "The Life Of - La Vida De Ritchie" is a new children's book created by Lil Libros, a line of bilingual picture books for young children. The book celebrates the life and legacy of Ricardo Valenzuela, known as Ritchie Valens, a Mexican-American musician from Pacoima who grew up to become a rock 'n' roll legend with hits such as, "La Bamba" and "Donna."
Celebrating Latin American Culture With Lil' Libros
March 27, 2018
The founders of Lil' Libros Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein joined us live to talk about their book collection including their latest best seller "The Life of- La Vida de Selina" In a world with a shortage of bilingual books for children, two mothers began their mission to introduce bilingualism and Latin American culture through picture board books.
Selena Quintanilla Children's Book Hits Amazon Top 5 Best Sellers
March 15, 2018
Selena Quintanilla's legacy continues to grow. Now, children can also learn all about the Tejano legend through a book called The Life of/La Vida de Selena by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein, part of the bilingual Lil' Libros series. The book is now one of Amazon's top five best sellers of the day (on the chart dated March 15).
Selena Quintanilla Children's Book Already Bestseller Two Days After Release
March 15, 2018
The wait is over! The buzz-worthy children's book based on the life of late Tex Mex Queen Selena Quintanilla is now for sale. Back in November, when its publisher Lil' Libros shared the first social media post about the upcoming book release, The Life of/La Vida de Selena reached number one on three Amazon charts, including the "Libros en Español" list, kicking Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone from the top spot.
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