13 Sep 2012

National Hispanic Heritage Month

By: Irania Patterson  Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the stories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and it was [...]

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4 Sep 2012

The Eternity of the Popol Vuh

By: Irania Patterson “At the beginning of time everything was silent and calm. There was nothing standing on the face of the earth, the sea was just resting and the sky was peaceful….” These are words of the Popol Vuh (also known as the Mayan’s Bible), a story I had the pleasure of reading this summer [...]

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4 Sep 2012

3 Reasons Why Bi-cultural Art Programs are Important

By: Ana Lucia Divins   This summer I was invited to participate as teaching artist in the first bilingual art summer camp offered for a local museum here in Charlotte: The Mint Museum. It was definitely a learning experience, from researching about the topic (the Mayan creation of the world: Popol Vuh) to learning the [...]

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4 Sep 2012

Consejos para padres bilingues

Por: Mónica Del Pozo ¿Por qué aprender español? En los Estados Unidos viven más de 50 millones de hispanos, siendo el grupo étnico que mayor crecimiento ha tenido en el país en los últimos años. Esto significa que hoy en día, 1 de cada 6 personas que residen en la nación son de origen hispano y [...]

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9 Aug 2012

Rescatemos los libros bilingues

Por: Irania Patterson  Una de las primeras cosas que hago cuando viajo a una nueva ciudad es visitar su biblioteca y de inmediato me dirijo al corazón de esa biblioteca que reside en el área infantil. La energía y vida que otorga el departamento de niños de una biblioteca le da carácter a esa institución. [...]

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27 Jul 2012

Becoming a Multicultural Children’s Writer

By: Irania Patterson  In my journey as a children’s writer and storyteller I have come across many resources and authors that have taught me a lot about multicultural books. At some point of my career I have to admit I felt confused and upset for the many ways some people misused this term and adapt [...]

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