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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: Latina author searches for the root of “Hispanic” vs “Latino” identity

LatinaLista — Mexican American author and UC Berkeley sociologist G. Cristina Mora never realized the diversity of “Hispanics” until she moved out of her Los Angeles neighborhood, where 100 percent of her neighbors were families who could trace their lineage back to different states of Mexico, to the East Coast where people mistook her for

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Tejana who fought to save the Alamo from developers gets special plaque to remember her

LatinaLista — The Alamo is considered Texas’ most popular tourist attraction and the phrase “Remember the Alamo” is as familiar as the iconic silhouette. But if it weren’t for the actions of one early Texas resident, who took that phrase to heart, generations would have had only those words to remember a site that was

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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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Video: Latino folk tales’ illustrations serve as centerpiece for unique art exhibit

LatinaLista — Mexican storytelling and art have never been independent of one another. One genre that has long illustrated this symbiotic relationship is children’s literature. Last year, at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum at Saginaw Valley State College in Saginaw, Michigan there was a special exhibit highlighting Latino folk tales. In the 65-piece exhibit,

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One on One: Roberto Sanchez’s long journey from the streets of Little Havana to Hollywood

By Eliana Alcaraz Esparza LatinaLista (LL Editor’s Note: Article originally appeared on Herald de Paris) HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) – In the fall of 2002, while working as an armed officer for the Miami Metro System, Roberto Sanchez received a serendipitous phone call that would forever change his life. Only moments earlier, he had encountered

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