What Dr. Seuss Teaches Our Kids

On March 2, 1904, Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, was born. The beloved author wrote and illustrated 44 books for children, including classics like The Cat in the Hat and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. His books are funny and…
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Garcia McCall’s “Under the Mesquite” Honored by YALSA

Author Guadalupe Garcia McCall and her wonderful 2011 YA novel, Under the Mesquite have won a big honor. Under the Mesquite has been added to the YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) 2014 list of Outstanding Books for the College…
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5 Books to Celebrate Black History Month

For most Latin American countries, Africa has had a major influence on their culture, music, and history. Researching all the fabulous titles in print for Black History Month immediately brought to mind a number of Afro-Latinos who have made…
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My Migrant Family Story/ La historia de mi familia migrante

In this series of autobiographical vignettes, Lilia Garcia provides readers with snapshots of the trip her family of migrant workers took each spring to Colma, Michigan. From their hometown of McAllen, Texas, the Garcia’s made the 1,500-mile…
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Enrique’s Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother

Sonia Nazario won a Pulitzer Prize for the adult version of this at times heartrending, at times shocking story of a young Honduran boy who, in his teens, left Tegucigalpa to attempt the trek to the United States in search of his mother. Leaving…
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Your Child is a Spanish Language Failure: Is it Your Fault?

Thanks to some hints you have detected, your child does not seem to be too fond of Spanish. The inkling you have on this is based on reality: your child tends to use English more than Spanish. He does not say so in so many words, but you gather…
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My Name Is Cool: 18 Stories from a Cuban-Irish-American Storyteller

Sacre is a professional storyteller who is part Irish, part Cuban. He has built a storytelling career out of a mixture of personal anecdotes—including his much-exaggerated account of his father's escape from Castro's Cuba—and traditional…
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Tommy Stands Tall

  In this addition to the Roosevelt High School series, Tommy and several of his friends decide to form a new club, the Gay Straight Alliance. Tommy had come to terms with his homosexuality earlier in the series, but still struggles…
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Is Your Child Embarrassed by Your Accent?

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Is your child embarrassed by your Spanish, Cuban, Mexican or Puerto Rican accent? Young people do not want to be different. Youngsters wish to belong, especially to the country and to the culture they were born into or have adopted. They are…