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"Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different."

- Stephen King

Nov 21 The Story Behind #GivingTuesday

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By- Angela Padrón

With recent advancements in technology, it is possible to reach anyone, anywhere around the world, in seconds. This makes it easier to reach out to people who may be suffering or less fortunate. After all the Thanksgiving turkey has been eaten and people have taken advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, it’s time to take a step back and ask what we can do for others. In the true spirit of Thanksgiving, the National Day of Giving was created in order to address the needs of people in all parts of our country and the globe. The National Day of Giving, or #GivingTuesday, takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.

Nov 21 Thanksgiving Day

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By- Angela Padrón

In the early 1600s, the Pilgrims sailed to New England to begin colonies in the New World. However, the extremely cold winters, combined with malnutrition, illness, and the lack of knowledge of the land and how to cultivate it, caused almost half of the settlers to die. Those that remained befriended the Native Americans, including Squanto from the Pawtuxet tribe. Squanto taught the settlers how to plant corn, extract sap from maple trees, catch fish, and distinguish between poisonous plants and safe ones. The Pilgrims also befriended the Wampanoag Native Americans, with whom they shared a feast organized in 1621 by Governor William Bradford to celebrate the Pilgrims’ planting of a successful corn harvest. The celebration lasted for three days.

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Nov 17 Pepito y la calle más aburrida del mundo, una historia llena de misterios entretenidos y detectivescos

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Por- Glenda Rosado

Pepito y la calle más aburrida del mundo, de José Ignacio Valenzuela e ilustrado por Luis San Vicente, es ideal para enseñarle a los niños que dentro de las situaciones más sencillas y cotidianas del mundo podemos encontrar momentos y experiencias extraordinarias.

Nov 16 Cómo el acto de protesta de Rosa Parks cambió el rumbo de la historia

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Exhibit Featuring Rosa Parks in the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Por- Glenda Rosado

La acción de Rosa Parks representó un momento importante en la historia de los afroamericanos y su lucha en contra de la segregación en Estados Unidos.

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"Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different."

- Stephen King

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