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Isabel Mendoza nació en Cali (Colombia) una ciudad famosa por la alegría y el ambiente festivo de sus ciudadanos. Los colombianos llaman a Cali “la sucursal del cielo” y una de las mayores atracciones turísticas de...
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Anne Smieszny Silva is from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she was a synchronized swimmer for eight years. She began learning Spanish in middle school. She earned Bachelor’s degrees with Honors from the Ohio State...
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Patricia Acosta is from San Juan, Puerto Rico, where at age 8 she began to show her passion for education by teaching math to her (often unwilling) friends, classmates, neighbors and pets with the help...
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Mario A. Nuñez loves Madrid… and when in Madrid, he does what the Madrileños do…eat tapas “con locura”! Somehow he also finds time to go to the museums and cultural sites…
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Evelyn Silva nació en la pequeña y hermosa ciudad de Cienfuegos, situada en el centro-sur de la isla de Cuba. Amante del olor del mar y del sonido de las olas al chocar con los muros, Evelyn emigró a...

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

- Stephen King

Oct 30 La princesa del agua, un emotivo cuento sobre la escasez de agua en el mundo

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Por-Glenda Rosado 

La lucha por el acceso al agua potable es uno de los problemas más grande que enfrenta la humanidad. Según datos de las Naciones Unidas, unas 783 millones de personas en el mundo no cuentan con acceso a ella. De igual manera, la carencia de agua es un problema que afecta a más de un 40% de la población mundial y se estima que aumente.

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Jul 18 Del libro al cine: Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)

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Una de las novelas más famosas del escritor colombiano Gabriel García Márquez es sin lugar a dudas El amor en los tiempos del cólera. Publicada en 1985, el autor se inspiró en la historia de amor de sus padres para escribir una historia en la que el amor es el centro de la trama.

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Jul 10 The BFG by Roald Dahl

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By Ángela Padrón.

Each year, many movies and plays are produced that are based on literature. In fact, more than two thirds of movies nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award have been derived from a book. So it’s no surprise that in the last year, several movies came out based on children’s books. One of the authors whose written words have come to life the most is Roald Dahl. From Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to The Fantastic Mr. Fox, to Matilda and James and the Giant Peach, Dahl’s fantastic and whimsical stories have shined on the big screen and stage for decades.

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Jul 06 A New Title in Santillana’s Biographical Best-selling Series

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A New Title in Santillana’s
Biographical Best-selling Series

Edna Iturralde
Conoce a Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
(Get to Know Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz)

BISAC: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage

Ever since she was a little girl in Mexico, Juana Inés de la Cruz showed great interest in books and learning. And that was back when women were not usually allowed to study! Juana decided to become a nun to be able to read and learn all that she wanted. But that wasn’t the only thing she achieved: she also wrote a lot and even ended up publishing several books. Today, centuries later, her works are still read and studied, and she is considered one of the most important Spanish-language writers of all time.

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  • 2017 International Latino Book Award-Finalist

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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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