You Too Can Jumpstart Latino History Month(s) By Buying Yourself the Gift of Knowledge

Ok, full disclosure: Someone actually reminded me that it’s Latino History Month. I forgot that today was the official kick off until a homegirl sent me this really sweet Buzzfeed article. I was on the site earlier today but missed the piece because I was dumbstruck by Urban Outfitters latest low, the hawking of a “vintage Kent State” sweater with red …

Advance FREE Companion Curriculum to “Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina,” Now Out in Paperback!

ATTENTION EDUCATORS: We’re in the process of updating my site to include a FREE PDF download of the companion curriculum to Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina, now available in paperback, in the upcoming weeks. Please contact me HERE with your email/affiliation if you want to receive a copy beforehand. The curriculum is intended for mid-high school to mid-college/university …

NBC Latino Shows Some Love

Earlier this week, Claudio Remeseira reviewed three “fascinating” reads for NBC Latino. My book was one of the three selected. Here’s a snippet: “Dominicans have been a significant presence in New York City for at least the past fifty years. However, there are very few memoirs or non-academic works documenting that rich experience. One notable exception is Raquel Cepeda’s “Bird of …