National Geographic Learning Launches Spanish Literature Series

Colección Ventanas Written by Native Authors to Promote Cultural Authenticity and Engagement

BOSTON, January 4, 2017 – National Geographic Learning (NGL), a Cengage company, today announced a partnership with Ediciones SM to launch a new collection of authentic Spanish fiction for K-6 classrooms.

NGL’s Colección Ventanas represents over 100 titles of Spanish literature by authors worldwide, including many from Ibero-American countries. Designed for use in Spanish language arts or bilingual classrooms, the series’ titles use authentic, rich language and high quality writing to foster student engagement, improve comprehension skills and build student confidence. The collection will be available in January 2017.

The Colección Ventanas series spans a variety of genres, including poetry, science fiction, fantasy, realistic fiction, and mythology, and provides connections to other areas of curriculum, such as science and social studies. Accompanying lesson plans provide comprehension questions, thematic connections, and suggestions for reinforcing reading skills and strategies.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Ediciones SM to introduce this new collection of exceptional Spanish literature. Ediciones SM joins us in our commitment to provide students with high-quality, engaging language education materials that enable students to gain confidence and achieve success,” said Vincent Grosso, Senior Vice President of National Geographic Learning.

“Education is everything. With this program, we project our enthusiasm for collaborating with Cengage on this masterful project around Literature. Our commitment to educate children extends to new frontiers. Our alliance will succeed in educating thousands of children and will awaken in them the desire to travel on great adventures” said Juan Reyes, Managing Director of Ediciones SM Puerto Rico.

Colección Ventanas titles include El Barco de Vapor award winners. SM Foundation’s El Barco de Vapor Awards recognize exceptional children’s literature and authors in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Spain, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

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SM Group is an educational and cultural organization with two principal areas of influence in 10 countries.  The editorial services, dedicated to young adult and children’s literature, textbook printing, religious publications, teacher’s professional development, and digital content development. The social and cultural intervention managed and directed by Fundación SM for the sustainability of disadvantaged social groups. For more information visit: