More Latino families will go hungry this Thanksgiving

LatinaLista– Thanksgiving seems to be the one time of the year where people actually remember that there are those who are going hungry in our communities. According to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 15 percent of American households suffer from “food insecurity.” In real numbers, it adds up into the…

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Troubled lives teach teens lessons for life

By Alma Ramos-McDermott LatinaLista What will Beto do now that he has walked away from the only home he’s ever known? It’s a question that will keep readers engaged as they follow Beto’s journey in the young adult novel “A good long way” by René Saldaña Jr. and published by Arte Publico Press. Beto is…

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It’s in Congress’ hands to stop child sex trafficking in the United States

LatinaLista — In 2009, the organization Shared Hope released the report The National Report on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: America’s Prostituted Children. A year after that report, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Congressman Chris Smith, co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Human Trafficking, crafted a bill, currently in committee, called H.R. 5575: Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking…

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New Latina moms get help with caring for babies via their cell phones

LatinaLista — According to the U.S. Census, there were 4.3 million births registered in the United States in 2007 — 445,045 were to teens 15 to 19. These teen mothers, as well as, those moms in their 20s and 30s are part of the generation that was raised with seeing technology as a playmate than…

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A bilingual approach to hearing sounds

By Aracelli Astorga LatinaLista In the Spanish-language book, Con mis oidos, by Mariana I. Pellegrino, with illustrations by Mariana Nemitz, children are introduced to the many wonderful things people can hear by using our ears — school bells ringing, birds singing, ocean waves splashing. The book’s text is made up of simple sentences that are…

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