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Mainstream children’s book publishers do a sad, sad job meeting the needs of Latino readers

LatinaLista — The perception that there are a lot of Latino children running and skipping on playgrounds across the country is no mirage. According to the Pew Hispanic Center, the number of Latino students in the nation’s public schools nearly doubled from 1990 to 2006. Currently, according to Childstats.gov, Latino children (0-17) account for 24

A fall from grace for one priest leads to a life of redemption and reinvention

By Diane Romero Singerman LatinaLista Albert Cutié was one of the most visible priests in the world courtesy of his Miami-based Spanish-language media ministry. This young Puerto Rican-born priest was a household name at the height of his popularity among the Spanish-speaking faithful who religiously watched his nationally televised show Padre Alberto. Yet, Father Cutié

Top national book award goes to Richard Valencia, national authority on “deficit thinking”

La Voz de Austin AUSTIN, TX — Educational psychologist Richard Valencia’s newest book, “Dismantling Contemporary Deficit Thinking,” has garnered the 2011 Outstanding Book Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA), with the awards committee describing the book as a “superlative treatment” of the topic of deficit thinking. The AERA is the world’s largest and

Spotlight Nonprofit: Teaching parents how to “book cuddle” with their children

LatinaLista — Literacy. It’s a word that gauges the future success of our children in school. Children who have an appreciation of reading and learn the basics of sounding out words go on to have success in school. Children who aren’t exposed to books and don’t grasp those early lessons are doomed to feel self-conscious,

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