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Teen Pregnancy: What To Do?

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According to statistics, almost one million teenage girls become mothers every year. And DoSomething.org reports that in 2008, “the teen pregnancy rate among African-American and Hispanic teen girls, age 15 to 19, was over two and a half…
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New FAFSA Guide Helps Latino Students Apply for College Financial Aid

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Latinos are the largest minority population on college campuses today. However, many still face barriers to higher education because they have unusual family circumstances. They may have lived outside the home, have divorced parents, have…
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Should You Clean Your Teenager's Messy Bedroom?

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UPDATED August 1st, 2016 You open the door and there it is—your teenager's bedroom. No matter how responsible, well-behaved and great your teen might be, you've probably happened upon this scene before: piles of laundry cover the carpet,…
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Under the Mesquite

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Under the Mesquite By Guadalupe Garcia McCall Lee & Low • 2011 • 224 pages Hardcover ($17.95) ISBN: 978-1600604294 Ages 12 and up No matter how bad things get, I can always be found here, planted firmly in what’s left of…
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The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist

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The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist By Margarita Engle Harcourt • 2013 • 192 pages Hardcover ($16.99) ISBN: 978-0-547-80743-0 Ages 12 and up Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda was ahead of her times in many ways. A…
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You Don't Have a Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens

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You Don't Have a Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens Edited by Sarah Cortez Piñata Books • 2011 • 320 pages Paperback ($16.95) ISBN: 978-1-55885-692-9 Ages 11 and up The stories gathered here by editor and contributor Cortez…
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5 Scholarship Tips for Latinos

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Going to college is not getting any cheaper and imminent financial aid budget cuts are not helping either. That is why Latinos must take advantage of scholarships to make their higher education endeavors a reality. A recent study by NerdScholar…
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Mentoring Program Serves Young Latinas in NYC

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In the spring of 2003, Dr. Ellen Silber of Fordham University heard this from the superintendent of a school district outside New York City: ”Hispanic girls are a quiet problem; too many of them quietly drop out of school due to a growing…
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Marcelo in the Real World

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Marcelo in the Real World By Francisco X. Stork Scholastic • 2011 • 320 pages Paperback ($8.99) ISBN: 978-0-545-05690-8 Ages 14 and up Stork's novel introduces Marcelo Sandoval, one of the most remarkable characters in contemporary…