7 Quotes to Celebrate Life and Friendship

By-Angela Padrón

When you hear the word “friendship,” what other words come to mind? Companionship is one word that could be used interchangeably with “friendship.” Words like harmony, amicability, concord—and of course love—take friendship to another level, however, by describing even further the bond of caring, kindness, and empathy that exists between close friends.

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La talentosa Clementina: Las aventuras de una niña encantadora y divertida

Por- Glenda Rosado

La talentosa Clementina es parte de la colección Torre de Papel Roja, para grados 2-4, de Norma. La autora, Sara Pennypacker, nos adentra en el mundo de la traviesa, curiosa y adorable Clementina. En La talentosa Clementina vemos el desespero de esta niña por encontrar un talento para el evento que está organizando su escuela.

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Loqueleo books awarded with Premio Campoy-Ada de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española

Our books, Conoce a José Martí, La abeja de más and El mejor es mi papá are among the winners of the Premio Campoy-Ada de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española.

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Jorge Luis Borges: his life and work

By- Angela Padrón

Jorge Luis Borges is referred to by some as the Father of Latin Literature, due to his writing style of magical realism, which combined nineteenth century techniques with twentieth century visions. Borges was born on August 24, 1899 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and he wrote poems, essays, and short stories that are still considered classics today. Though Borges grew up in Argentina, his father, a teacher at an English school, taught him to speak and read in English before he learned Spanish. Borges was influenced early on by classic books found in his father’s library, including The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, novels written by H.G. Wells, The Thousand and One Nights, and Don Quixote.

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Los recursos literarios: la analogía

La analogía es un recurso literario que se basa en la conexión que se establece entre elementos que son distintos por naturaleza. En otras palabras, si dos objetos diferentes son parecidos en determinados aspectos, también serán semejantes en otros. Es por ello, que la analogía nos ayuda a  determinar o deducir el significado de un término desconocido a partir de dicha relación análoga. En la literatura, la analogía se utiliza para representar una idea o pensamiento que comparte similitudes y/o diferencias con otras imágenes o símbolos, a través de metáforas y/o alegorías, ambas figuras retóricas.

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