National Poetry Month is coming up and what better way to celebrate with your bilingual Spanish-speaking kids than having them read authentic poetry in Spanish written by Latin American authors. Mi Isla En Poesía by Puerto Rican author Isabel Freire de Matos is a beautifully illustrated book with poems about
During my son’s early years of learning Spanish, there weren’t many screen-free products to support him in his journey. I had to come up with ideas to support his language learning and to teach him about his heritage and Latino culture. It was even harder to find educational products about Puerto
January 28th should be a national holiday! Why? Because it is the 9th edition of Multicultural Children’s Book Day! The kid lit world is celebrating diverse books. This year the celebration is even more special! I’ve joined the Multicultural Children’s Book Day team as their new Project Manager! Woot! Woot!
I remember when my son was born 13 years ago, I search high and low for books about Puerto Rico. There weren’t many children’s books back then. Now there are quite a few out there, and of course, now that he’s outgrown them I will still keep them in our
Ethnic slurs (ethnophaulic) are words or expressions that typically use an identifiable feature of a group or members of a given ethnicity to insult, ridicule, mock, or disrespect. One of the first ethnic slurs that I can recall was the word “Gringa.” The first time I heard it, it was
Now more than ever, it is so important to teach our children about social justice. Have you been watching the news? Social media? Then you know! Many Latinos adults can relate to not being taught about notable Hispanics or their contributions during their school years. Some may have lucked out during