This is a coming of age story I will want my daughter to read.
For two days, I was thrust into Lupita’s world, the teenaged daughter of Mexican immigrants who have built a middle-class life in Texas. She’s the eldest of eight children who have a loving mother and father. Theirs is the happy tale of immigrants achieving the American dream.
But then Mami is diagnosed with cancer. Continue reading
Three years ago, a White House photographer caught the image of President Obama bending down, so that 5-year old Jacob Philadelphia could feel his hair. Continue reading
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On Friday, The New York Times reported that more non-White children were born in the U.S. than White children. It’s official. The future of the U.S. is a Brown one.
If you’re a children’s writer, you’d better give a damn.
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We’re not just the sum of our parents. The universe offers us the potential to learn and be mentored by many people. Continue reading