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Review: Author explains why Latinos missing out on citizenship empowerment

Review: Author explains why Latinos missing out on citizenship empowerment

By Sarah Dahlen LatinaLista Have you heard about Hutto? That is, the T. Don Hutto Correctional Center in Taylor, Texas that came under scrutiny for its incarceration of immigrant children (along with their parents) who were apprehended by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for their undocumented presence in this country? Initially covered up by the government,


Looks like children’s book publishers need longer time-out to improve diversity in titles

LatinaLista — In 1994, the Cooperative Children’s Book Center of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison began to keep track of the diversity in children’s literature. The cooperative didn’t just want to know how many books were authored by American Indians, Asian/Pacifics and Asian/Pacific Americans, and Latinos but how many children’s books


Spanish author’s memoir of childhood battle with cancer turned into new U.S. television series

By Juan Carlos Pérez-Duthie Albert Espinosa’s vision of life could have been bleak and dark indeed. Yet it isn’t, in spite of the cancer that nearly killed him. Instead, for this writer, director, screenwriter for film, theater, and TV, life has been as bright as the color yellow, full of hope and possibility. And


New book featuring Latino role models strives to inspire students to be all they can be

LatinaLista — Aside from parents and teachers, role models are an essential part of every student’s learning experience. The Latino community is lucky to have many inspiring role models and next month more students will get the chance to learn about these accomplished individuals in a new nonfiction book geared to ages 8-12 titled Portraits