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Creators behind Latino children’s summer reading program create special “DIY” reading camp to boost literacy and writing

Creators behind Latino children’s summer reading program create special “DIY” reading camp to boost literacy and writing

LatinaLista — Last year, Dr. Viviana Hurtado and Monica “Mommy Maestra” Olivera of Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL) broke ground by launching the first-ever online Latino children’s summer reading program. Concerned about the poor literacy rates among Latino children and the fact that many Latino parents want their children to connect with their cultural roots,

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Video: Author details how current immigration system evolved to host “systemic prejudice against Mexicans and other migrant workers”

LatinaLista — Immigration didn’t become ‘illegal’ until 1965, according to Aviva Chomsky the author of a new book titled “Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal.” Chomsky, professor of history and coordinator of Latin American studies at Salem State University in Massachusetts, recently appeared on Democracy Now! explaining how “systemic prejudice against Mexicans and other migrant workers

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Latino children’s authors celebrate El Dia de Los Niños/El Dia de los Libros with live-streaming readings

LatinaLista — It will be 18 years tomorrow (April 30) since children’s author Pat Mora forced the children’s book publishing industry to take one day out of the year to seriously consider diversity in children’s literature by proposing a day that celebrates both children and childhood literacy. The result has been the national observation of

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Video: YA author Kami Garcia turns fascination with paranormal into bestsellers

LatinaLista — Young adult author Kami Garcia isn’t shy to say that she absolutely believes in ghosts and loves everything paranormal. While some people might be embarrassed to make such public confessions, Garcia is confessing all the way to the bank. It’s because of her interest in the paranormal that has led this teacher-turned-author to

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