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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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Asaltados, Aguinaldos, Parrandas y Trullas – A Latin American Christmas Tradition

From “villancicos” to “parrandas” our version of Christmas involves lots of singing, dancing, eating and sharing with la familia y vecinos. For those of us that grew up in the Caribbean, or whose family originate from there, can attest to how infectious and fun aguinaldos, parrandas, trullas, o asaltos are. Surely, the rest of our Latin […]

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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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