Friday, May 30, 2014

Tomorrow: ¡Fiesta en la Biblioteca de Seattle! / Party at the Seattle Public Library!

I think more, and more parents are realizing how important it is to raise bilingual kids in the U.S. I love that my dear friend and  Latina writer Maria de Lourdes Victoria, has been supporting the efforts of these parents for many years now, with her bilingual books for children. 

Tomorrow, she will be presenting her latest children's book: "They Came Home with a Bundle" at the Seattle Public Library, 4th floor, room 2, from 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
But wait! To make it really fun for everyone, there will be cake, piñatas, and raffles... For FREE!  

Come on over to Seattle because this is an opportunity that you should not miss. You may also want to ask her to sign your book!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Tomorrow: A New Generation of Mexican Folklore Dancers at Folklife.

One of the most important things for me as a person from Mexico living in the U.S., is to teach my granddaughter about our beautiful culture. Every time that we have the opportunity to expose her to it, we take it. I'm grateful to see members of the Mexican Dance Group Bailadores de Bronce help families with this process of teaching our kids to be proud of their Mexican heritage. 

Through dancing to Mexican music, they teach their kids, they importance of knowing where they came from, their roots. This is extremely interesting because is a about a second generation of dancers. 

You can witness "Joyas Mestizas," a kids dancing group, share their dancing skills TOMORROW at the Exhibition Hall on 3rd Ave N and Mercer Street in Seattle, at 2:45PM, followed by Bailadores de Bronce at 3:30 PM.

"This is a very interesting opportunity to see a second generation of dancers sharing the stage at Folklife, within the same hour of the festival, with their mentors/parents. Interesting to see children following their parent’s footsteps, and sharing their heritage." - Said Dolores Perez Hooks, dancer with Bailadores de Bronce. 

I hope to see many of you there!