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¿Sabías que Lopez de Santa Anna Introduced Adams to Chiclets?

While New Jersey native, and glass merchant, Thomas Adams can be credited with having patented the first chewing gum manufacturing machine back in 1884, it was through Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna that Adams first knew of “chicle”.  At the time, Thomas Adams worked as Santa Anna’s secretary when the Mexican leader visited New […]

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Recognizing Latina Activists and Artists: Manzano, Gómez & Anzaldúa

Sonia Manzano Award winning actress, born in 1950 in Linwood, NJ and raised in South Bronx, NY. She is better  known as Maria the first Latino character cast for Sesame Street.  A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Ms. Manzano has also written several scripts for the show and won fifteen Emmy’s for doing so. Among her other […]

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Latinas for Latino Lit Celebrate A Year Advocating Latino Children’s Literature

Today we received this email from Latinas for Latino Lit. It brightened our day. It’s humbling to be a part, albeit very small, of the work that Latinas for Latino Lit are doing on behalf of our children, culture and writers. Big Congratulations to Viviana Hurtado, Ph.D. and Monica Oliveira! Pass it on.  Pa’lante! Happy […]

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