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Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

When The Hobbit Took Back Aztlán: A Latino Nerd Reads Tolkien

By Eres Nerd Mi ‘apa is a nerd. Specifically, a history nerd, por eso, the chances that I would turn out a nerd when I was born were very high. Our discussions frequently revolved around civilizations and their mythology; our favorite discussions focused on the Hellenic world. I knew the adventures of Jason and the Argonauts,

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Aztlan Reads, A Site Created To Promote Latino Writers

It all started on Twitter. A conversation about being able to find literature by Latino writers morphed into a hashtag, then a Twitter account, and finally a website. David Cid, a teacher who is currently a graduate...

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Book Review: FSG’s 20th Century Latin American Poetry

I knew the moment I laid my eyes on The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry, that I had to have it. The 728-page bilingual anthology not only brings together the giants of Latin American poetry...

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Books At Home Can Benefit Your Child’s Literacy

My son is almost one year old. It will still be a couple of years before he’s reading, but as his father I’ve made sure he already has more books in his minuscule collection than most adults. Why do...

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Latinos Growing As A Key Tablet, e-Reader Audience

According to a new survey, Latinos are increasingly making up the market for e-readers and tablets, just as the number of people who owned an e-reader doubled in six months. The survey, done by the Pew Research Center’s...

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Achievement Gaps Between White And Latino Students

The NAEP 2009 Reading and Mathematics Assessments included...