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Review: Princess Academy

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale tells the story of a 14 year old girl named Miri Larendaughter. Miri lives in the village of Mount Eskel with her father Laren and her sister Marda. There, she struggles to fit in and feels isolated, because she has never been allowed to work in the quarry like the… Read more

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Review: Esperanza Rising

Esperanza Rising by Pam Muños Ryan is a touching book about a young girl, Esperanza, born in Aguascalientes, Mexico — the pride and joy of her family ranch, El Rancho de Las Rosas. Nearing the grape picking season, and Esperanza’s thirteenth birthday, a sudden turn of events leads to Esperanza’s father’s death, which sends her… Read more

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Latina Authors You Should Know About

Julia de Burgos was a Puerto Rican poet who lived from February 17, 1914 to July 6, 1953. In addition to being a poet she was an advocate of Puerto Rico Independence and a civil rights activist for women and Afro-Caribbean writers. A celebrated poet, her most famous poem was “El Río Grande de Loíza”… Read more

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Author Spotlight: Gladys Elizabeth Barbieri

Rubber Shoes… A Lesson in Gratitude by Gladys Elizabeth Barbieri is a children’s book which tells the tale of young Gladys Elizabeth. Gladys learns her first lesson of humility and gratitude at a ripe age, after her mother is unable to afford the shoes that Gladys has set her young, little heart on and buys… Read more

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Book Review: Getting Beyond “Whatever”

Our main form of communication is verbal. The way we express ourselves with our word choice expresses who we are. Dr. Shale Preston’s book, Getting Beyond Whatever, explains how teenagers use the specific word, “whatever,” to show an apathetic attitude towards life. Getting Beyond Whatever creates different outlets for a new way of thinking. It… Read more

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Book Review: A Kid’s Guide To Latino History

I call myself a Latina because I am of Mexican descent, but Mexican history and traditions are the extent of my Hispanic knowledge. Of course there are the commonly known events in Latino culture which may make into textbooks or common knowledge among Americans such as Cuba’s Bay of Pigs, the fact that the Portuguese… Read more

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Book Review: Marcelo in the Real World

Book Review by Alexis Garcia What is the title of the book you are reviewing? Marcelo in the Real World. Who is the author of the book? Francisco X. Stork. What would you rate the book? 5 stars: Excellent book! What is this book about? (Tell us about the theme of the book and major… Read more

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Start It Up Book Review

Good news for all you Latinitas out there who aspire to be ambitious businesswomen, entrepreneurs, marketing experts, CEOS, or who just want to make more money. You don’t have to wait until after college to turn your talents and ideas into hard-earned cash. You can start today! The Start It Up! business handbook for teens… Read more

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Book Review: Dear Bully

Dear Bully is a book by Megan Kelley Hall & Carrie Jones. This book was inspired by a tragic event that happened on January 14, 2010 related to bullying.  That year in Massachusetts (hometown of the author of the book) a girl name Phoebe Prince committed suicide after months of being bullied by nine students… Read more

Author Melinda Palacio

Meet Author Melinda Palacio

Working in the journalism world with a steady career, Melinda Palacio felt there was more for her to do in life. When moving to Arizona, her aspiration to become a novelist became a reality. “Writing found me. I have worked as a reporter, a writing instructor, an editor, and various other jobs before I decided… Read more