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Stray Away From the Sun

If it weren’t for being in the marching band in high school, I wouldn’t be this dark. I wouldn’t have to wash my face every four-to-six hours because the oil on my skin shimmered obnoxiously across my forehead and my nose. 375 more words


Jesusita now on sale

Jesusita, the new book by Ronald L. Ruiz, is now on sale.

Jesusita is the story of immigrants—legal and illegal—trying to survive in California in the years after World War II. 62 more words

Historical Fiction

#15. #16. & #17. Salon de Belleza Maribel

(l to r) Maribel Salmeron (Belleza Maribel Owner) Jessica Barreto (daughter of Maribel) Laura Gomez (Beautician). Mexican Americans. 

“I always liked doing hair..since I was a girl…it’s important to have your own business to better your life, I came to this country to better our lives.” -Maribel Salmeron… 36 more words


#12. & #13. Aaron and Leslie Ramirez

(l to r) Aaron Ramirez & Leslie Ramirez. Mexican American. High School Students.

“To me to get an education is important to bring my family further in life.” -Leslie Ramirez (11th grader) 33 more words


#9. #10. & #11. Reyes Peña Family

Reyes Peña Family. Mexican American. (L to R) Andres (Student), Dinorah (Spanish Teacher), Ian (Middle School Student).

“I want to be a successful business man or play a sport professionally…my mom pushes me and motivates me to do my best.” -Ian Reyes Peña.



Mighty Writers Opens Bilingual Center

By Dr. Marciene Mattleman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you”, the words of Maya Angelou that appear under the masthead of Mighty Writers, a Philadelphia community-based program with more than 300 writers, journalists artists and volunteers who teach and mentor some 2,000 kids, 7 to 17, to think and write with clarity to achieve success in school, work and life. 97 more words

Watch + Listen

#8. Edgar Vazquez

Edgar Vazquez. Mexican American. Art Teacher.

“I wanted to help people and for me the best way was to learn how to teach and to teach.”

Learn MORE @dfwstories

Hispanic Heritage