Season 1 Episodes

June 21, 2023

31. Angela Dominguez ~ The Young Activist Grows Up

In this episode, we’ll be discussing the fifth and final book in the series, Stella Diaz Leaps to the Future by Angela Dominguez. In this book, Stella is facing some big changes in her life. How will Stella cope with …

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May 10, 2023

28. Karina González and Krystal Quiles The Resilient People of Puerto…

With her book The Coquíes Still Sing, Karina González tells us the story of the devastation of Puerto Rico after hurricane María from the point of view of a young girl. Karina and her illustrator Krystal Quiles chat about the …

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March 29, 2023

25. Alyssa Reynoso Morris Plantains Bring Families Together

In her picture book "Plátanos Are Love", Alyssa Reynoso Morris chats about her family plátanos recipes and the importance of plantains to her African ancestors. By cooking plantains with her grandma, the young protagonist learns to appreciate her family history …

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March 2, 2023

23. Maritere Bellas Bilingual Family Advocate

Maritere Bellas' award winning book Arroz con Pollo y Apple Pie: Raising Bicultural Children chats about her journey as a bilingual and bicultural advocate. Her love for the Spanish language and her native Puerto Rican culture led her to publish …

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Feb. 15, 2023

22. Terry Catasús and Raúl Colón's Little House of Hope

Terry Catasús' beautiful book The Little House of Hope teaches children about the immigrant experience. The talented illustrator Raúl Colón gave life to this heart warming story. Discover how Terry and Raúl brought this story to life in this fun …

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Nov. 21, 2022

20. Pam Muñoz Ryan's New Latina Princess

Pam Muñoz Ryan's new novel Solimar: The Sword of the Monarchs is full of adventure, villanos, curanderas, and magic. Find out why Solimar wants to be a king, and not a queen. Pam Muñoz Ryan chats with us about how …

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Oct. 24, 2022

18. Susie Jaramillo Helps Children Navigate their Night Terrors

Sit down with us as we talk with author Susie Jaramillo about her beautifully crafted book Skeletina & the In-Between World. She discusses how she was inspired to create Young Skeletina to help children confront their anxieties, navigate the fears …

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Oct. 10, 2022

16. Estela Juarez A Young Child's Fight Against Family Separation

"Until Someone Listens" by Estela Juarez is the story of her mother's deportation to Mexico. At 8 years old, Estela found her voice and began to tell her story to anyone who would listen. She was features in the 2020 …

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Sept. 12, 2022

14. Frederick Aldama's New Book Shows the Love and Joy of Learning fr…

"Con Papá/With Papá" by Frederick Luis Aldama takes young children on a ride to discover the many adventures they can have with their Papá. As the protagonists grows up, the child learns confidence so that one day they can st...

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Aug. 15, 2022

12. Emma Otheguy Introduces Her Young Readers to Social Issues

Emma Otheguy invites her young readers to become advocates for important social issues such as immigration, racism, and classism in her middle grade novel "Sofia Acosta Makes a Scene." Young Sofia finds her voice and discovers that even though she …

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July 5, 2022

09. Monica Brown's Bicultural Characters Find a Home in Children's He…

Author Monica Brown delights children with her bicultural and bilingual books. Her collection of picture books with the bicultural character Marisol McDonald just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Monica chats about what makes Marisol so unique and why children love her. …

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April 25, 2022

05. Juliet Menéndez uncovers the stories of women who have shaped Lat…

Author and illustrator Juliet Menéndez chats about her first book Latinitas and the inspiration behind this amazing project. Latinitas in an anthology of short stories about influential Latinas making history in Latina America and the United States.

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March 14, 2022

02. René Colato Laínez - The teacher full of stories.

Children’s book author René Colato Laínez chats about his most recent book releases. --- Send in a voice message:

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Feb. 27, 2022

01. Holly Ayala finds inspiration in her Salvadoran roots.

Author Holly Ayala chats about her first children’s book ABC El Salvador, an alphabet book portraying the culture, traditions, and geography of El Salvador. --- Send in a voice message:

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