I had a little tea party, this afternoon at three.
‘Twas very small, three guests in all, I, Myself, and Me.
Myself ate up the sandwiches, while I drank up the tea.
‘Twas also I who ate the pie and passed the cake to Me!
Children have been enjoying their own little tea parties since at least the early 19th century. They know a good thing when they see it. Shall we join them?
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Which of the following statements is true?
- Hispanics/Latinos are a single race who all look alike
- All Latinos in the United States are recent immigrants, most of whom are here illegally
- All Latinos speak Spanish and sound alike
- Hispanic immigrants aren’t interested in learning English
- Latinos are the largest and fastest growing minority group in the country and have lived in the territories now known as the United States for over four centuries.
If you guessed the last one, you’re correct, but did any of the other statements sound familiar? Chances are good you’ve encountered people who actually believe they’re true.
That’s one of the reasons Yes! We Are Latinos by eminent authors and scholars Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy (Charlesbridge, 2013), is a must read not only for young people but for everyone.
All art © 2013 David Diaz
This wonderful celebration of the rich diversity and mixed cultural origins of the more than 50 million Latinos in the U.S. informs, enlightens, and helps to dispel many commonly-held misconceptions about who Latinos are and the nature of their vital, historic role in the fabric of our society.
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