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Academic Guest Spot: Nancy Dominguez Fret

Over the past few weeks, I had the pleasure of featuring some bilingual authors from Illinois who are doing some great work. From young adult fantasy novels featuring Latinx girls to a novel that helps young people heighten their environmental consciousness, Latinx authors in the Chicagoland are up to some great things! But that’s not… Continue reading Academic Guest Spot: Nancy Dominguez Fret

Entrevista con Autora Latina en Chicago: Abigail Silva

Para esta entrevista, tuve el placer de conectarme con Abigail Silva. Abigail es mexicana, nacida en la Ciudad de México. Estudió en la Universidad de las Américas y es Licenciada en Comunicación Humana con una especialidad en Problemas de Lenguaje, Aprendizaje y Audición. Tiene una maestría en Educación Especial y Lenguaje y tiene más de… Continue reading Entrevista con Autora Latina en Chicago: Abigail Silva

Latinx Author Guest Spot: Dennis Avelar

This week, I have the pleasure of featuring another talented Latino author who recently published a novel about heritage, culture, and love for our planet. The Blue Q: The World As I See It tells the story of a world in peril and out of balance. The author, Dennis Avelar, vividly paints the story of… Continue reading Latinx Author Guest Spot: Dennis Avelar

Latinx Author Guest Spot: Candice Yamnitz

When I was a child, I don’t recall seeing very many Latinx characters in the literature I read in school, the programs I watched on television or the movies I watched on the silver screen. Even though the times that we live in now are certainly more inclusive than generations past, there is still much… Continue reading Latinx Author Guest Spot: Candice Yamnitz

Featuring Monthly Bilingual & Multilingual Education Highlights!

I’ve been a bilingual educator for the last eighteen years. During that time, I worked as a classroom teacher and a program coordinator. Now I’m a doctoral student, a children’s book author, and a curriculum writer. In addition to that, I’m a multilingual learner and a parent. When it comes to my knowledge and experience… Continue reading Featuring Monthly Bilingual & Multilingual Education Highlights!

Tips to Market your Self-Published Children’s Book (if you’re not tech savvy!)

Get your book out there: Your best (and easiest) bet is to begin close to home if you plan to promote a children’s book independently. Contact booksellers in your neighborhood and ask if they have a Local Author section, then request to be included.  Offer autographed copies of your book to help spark sales. Stores often put… Continue reading Tips to Market your Self-Published Children’s Book (if you’re not tech savvy!)

Writing a Teacher’s Guide for Your Children’s Book

As a bilingual educator and Ph.D. student in bilingual education, I know first hand that there is an increasing demand for bilingual education books and authentic resources for teachers that are developed and originally written (not translated!) in the languages of their diverse student populations. As a children’s author, I’ve had the pleasure to meet… Continue reading Writing a Teacher’s Guide for Your Children’s Book

LATINA AUTHORS VIRTUAL HOLIDAY BOOK FAIR 

I am happy to announce that I will be part of this years LATINA AUTHORS VIRTUAL HOLIDAY BOOK FAIR! 

Los desafíos de criar niñas en un mundo misógino

Se ha dicho mucho sobre la educación de las niñas: que no se les debe negar ser definidas por su género, que tienen el derecho exigir igualdad y que sus voces deben ser escuchadas. Sin embargo, no se ha escrito mucho sobre el papel de los padres en la crianza de estas jóvenes. He escuchado… Continue reading Los desafíos de criar niñas en un mundo misógino

The Challenges of Raising Girls in a Misogynist World

A lot that has already been said about bringing up girls: Ones who refuse to be defined by their gender, that demand equality and to have their voices be heard. Not much is written about the role of parents in bringing up these young ladies, however! I have heard many parents (fathers especially) claim, “I… Continue reading The Challenges of Raising Girls in a Misogynist World

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