A Book Review: Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

  After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity–and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution… Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba’s high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country’s […]

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Reblog: Latinx Heritage Month 2018, Part II: New & Upcoming Releases

Hispanic Heritage Month or Latin Heritage Month is recognised in the United States from September 15 through October 15.  During this month the importance of the Latino/Hispanic presence in North America is celebrated. One way to celebrate culture is through literature and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense has created a list of new and upcoming releases […]

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June in Books

J- José Martí’s Nuestra America (Our America) U- Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Virmontes N- Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton E- Emplumada by Lorna Dee Cervantes   J Considerable attention has been given to Cuban poet, essayist, and activist José Martí’s 1891 essay “Nuestra América.”  Martí, a Cuban exile from 1881 […]

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New Book by Rebecca M. Stein

Fellow blogger and author, Rebecca M. Stein has published her new book on building peace.  Building Peace: Living and Learning for a Better World, is currently available as an eBook and will be available in paperback soon.   What kind of people do we want to be? What kind of world do we want to […]

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Tell me Something Tuesday [1]

  Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings where participants discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on […]

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Spell May in Books

The month of May is almost over and I just realised I didn’t do a month in books post.   M- Mala Onda (Bad Vibes) by Alberto Fuguet A- Aunt Julia and the Script Writer by Mario Vargas Llosa Y- Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina     M For this ‘trip’ […]

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6 Children’s Books (Spanglish)

Not that these books are written in ‘Spanglish’!  These six books are written in Spanish and English or Spanish only, but I also have the English version.   I’ve been trying to teach my sons Spanish since they were born.  As little babies I’d sing nursery rhymes to them in Spanish, play games like 5 […]

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Spell April in Books (Tag)

I saw some book tags floating around the blogosphere earlier this year, including one that asked participants to spell the month of February in books (and/ or authors).  We’re a bit past February so I’m doing one for April.  I used a combination of authors’ names to get my month done. APRIL A- Miguel Ángel […]

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Celebrate “EARTH DAY” with a FREE Award-winning Monarch Butterfly Adventure eBook from Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illustrator

Not much time left for this fantastic offer to celebrate Earth Day.   Originally posted on Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author: DOWNLOAD your (Free April 21 & 22) copy of AMAZING MATILDA, the award-winning monarch butterfly picture book today at YOUR AMAZON What is Earth Day? Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22 with […]

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Amazon Free Books for World Book Day

  Amazon Crossing is celebrating World Book Day by giving away nine Kindle books from around the world for free. World Book Day is officially on April 23rd but the offer for these nine free books is open now until April 24, 2018.   Ten Women by Marcela Serrano (Chile) The Light of the Fireflies […]

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