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Video: Writing historical debut novel not enough for Latina writer; she had to compose a ‘book score’ too

Video: Writing historical debut novel not enough for Latina writer; she had to compose a ‘book score’ too

LatinaLista — Author Roma Calatayud-Stocks loves history, music and writing. It’s a combination that yielded an award-winning, and unusual, debut novel in 2012 for the Minneapolis native — a historical story with its own musical score, composed by Calatayud-Stocks. A Song in My Heart, the first in a planned trilogy series, is about a woman

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Video: Latina writer taps into her Cuban heritage to create a ‘novel’ twist about the fate of Fidel Castro and Cuba

LatinaLista — For Cuban exile Elizabeth Huergo, and other political refugees from the Communist island, Fidel Castro is a person who single-handedly changed their lives and their destinies. So, those of them who daydream of what happens to their homeland when Castro dies can be forgiven for wishing that the inevitable comes sooner rather than

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Summer reading program for Latino children launches online

LatinaLista — To children, summer may mean vacation from going to school but to most parents it has never meant a vacation from learning. One of the easiest ways to continue learning throughout the summer has been through reading programs at the local public libraries. Unfortunately, due to those irritating cutbacks, a lot of libraries

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Bilingual literacy site gears up for summer with free downloadable ebooks, coloring pages and activity sheets

LatinaLista — It won’t be long before kids are out of school for the summer and parents will be wondering not just how to keep them entertained but keep learning. One way could be through reading — bilingual stories. Read Conmigo is a bilingual literacy program, sponsored by Infinity Auto Insurance, launched in 2011 that provides

Latina veteran pens first bilingual children’s book showing Latina mamá in uniform

LatinaLista — A 2011 Pew study found that there were more Latinas serving in the military than Latinos. It’s a trend that will only continue since some undocumented Latina teens waiting for immigration reform have declared their intent to enlist in the military when they’re cleared to do so. Now, a new bilingual children’s book

Four Latina bloggers band together to promote Latino literary talent to Latino readers and mainstream book publishers

LatinaLista — Last weekend, I received an email from a longtime reader whom I ‘virtually’ met several years ago when he was working on his book. His book, now published and award-winning, was being offered for free downloads on Amazon for just a short time. The author wrote me asking to download his book for

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