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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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¿Sabías que? Did You Know Poetess Gertrudis de Avellaneda?

Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, better known as “La Pelegrina (pilgrim),” was a prominent Cuban poetess of Spanish origin. Her poems dominated the romance genre of the 19th century. She was born March 23, 1814 , Puerto Príncipe, Cuba and died Feb. 1, 1873 , in Madrid, Spain. depositphotos.com Gomez de Avellaneda voiced her discontent over slavery in Cuba in her book “Sab“. She […]

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