Author: Frances

Five-Must Read Chapter Books for Tweens by Latino Authors

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With an upcoming pre-teen (and known as tween) I am always looking for books that he will be interested in reading.  At 9 years old he’s beginning to be selective with what he reads.  However, my main focus will always be a book that he can read in either in both languages Spanish and/or  English,  but that are also written by Latino authors.

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Introducing Biracial Bookworms Academy

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Did you know that a research conducted by Common Sense Media shows an unfavorable trend in reading rates and reading achievement over time among kids and teens in the U.S.? I downloaded the research and it shows a huge disparity among White, Latino and Black children, and a bigger one among boys and girls.   Many factors play an important part in these statistics and one of them is that sometimes parents don’t know how to teach their children ages 0-5 how to read.



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Categories: Parenting

Primavera de Mariana Iranzi


¡La primavera está a la vuelta de la esquina!   En exactamente 4 días veremos “Florcitas” y “Todas las Flores del Jardín” florecer.  Precisamente de esto se trata el nuevo CD de Mariana, ¿así que les parece recibirla con música infantil para niños?

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Categories: Bilingualism, Music

Women in History Spanish Children’s Books


Raising a feminist son starts at home. One way to do this is reading books about women in history and in the present.  I’m excited to share with you this compilation of amazing women in Spanish!  These books are also great for young girls to read so they can see themselves reflected as strong, smart, and powerful girls.  Remember we are raising strong women and men that respect them through literacy.
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Circle Unbroken Children’s Book and Gullah Traditions and Heritage


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Although I’ve been living in South Carolina for so many years it wasn’t until recently that I found out about the rich history of Gullah culture.   This region starts in the coastline of South Carolina all the way through Northern Florida and it is home to an estimated 300,000 Gullah people.  What is Gullah you may ask?   The Gullah are the descendants of enslaved Africans of various ethnic groups.

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Categories: Black History Month