Monday, August 15, 2016

10 Latino U.S. Athletes We'll Be Watching at the Rio Olympics

The much anticipated 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Some new young athletes will mix with returning Olympians, but both newer and more experienced athletes are looking to make an impact on the tournament and make their country proud.
Here's a list of Latinos we'll be cheering for as they give it their all and represent Team USA. 

Mes de La Herencia Hispana

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Grandpa Lalo's MATANZA

Matanza-Cover-smNasario García's New Childrens Book Gets Fabulous Review in ABQ Journal

Nasario García's new children's book -- Grandpa Lolo's Matanza -- got fabulous review in ABQ Journal this last Sunday.
"Grandpa Lolo's Matanza" is a terrific and endearing bilingual story for young readers. . . . Dolores Aragon's illustrations are charming and attractive and complement García's text." Albuquerque Journal, July 31, 2016
Call Rio Grande Books at 505/344-9382.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Latino Issues Summit

July 14, 2016
Dear Friend,
This morning, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Latino Issues Summit, a gathering of policy leaders who are working to expand economic opportunities, boost job creation, modernize immigration policies, promote equality in the workplace and at the ballot box, and increase access to health care.
You can watch my speech here:

Jaime Escalante, is honored with a Forever Stamp

 US Postal Service Unveils Forever Stamp of 'Stand and Deliver' Teacher Jaime Escalante

The stamp features Escalante in his signature wide glasses flat cap and tinted glasses in front of a chalkboard filled with calculus problems. Artists Jason Seiler and Greg Breeding modeled the design after a 2005 photograph, which they digitally recreated to resemble an oil painting.
Escalante rose to fame after introducing the first AP calculus class to Garfield High School, an inner-city school in Los Angeles, and inspiring his students to perform unexpectedly well on the AP tests. He was portrayed by Olmos, who received an Academy Awards nomination for best actor.

Watch the video at: