Jul 30, 2015


Las Hermanas Mirabal


Las Hermanas Mirabal, (or Mirabal Sisters), are four sisters from the Dominican Republic who bravely opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo, changing the future of their country forever. If this story seems familiar, it’s because author Julia Alvarez wrote a fictionalized account of the sisters in her novel In the Time of the Butterflies. Alvarez’s […]

Literacy – A Legacy We Must Pass On To The Next Generation


source: Simon Blackley “Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!” — A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith The importance of reading can not be over-stated, yet Latino children are reading at a lower level than many of their peers. An analysis of U.S. government statistics by the […]

LATINA-AT-HEART: Tracy Lopez: Una Gringa Bien Latina

Tracy Lopez

Latina-at-Heart  is a very special column here at New Latina.  This is where we celebrate and embrace our amigas who feel Latina, despite not being of Latino descent. They are invested in our culture and/or language, and fully understand what it means to be Latina. It is my pleasure and honor to put the spotlight […]

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