Hispanic Heritage. Tito Puente

Hispanic Heritage. Tito Puente

TITO PUENTE [1923-2000] pioneered an original sound that mixed mambo and Latin jazz, spanning a 50 year music career. The son of Puerto Rican immigrants, he grew up in New York City. For Hispanic Heritage Month it’s time to pay tribute to the The King of Latin...
Hispanic Heritage. Pura Belpré

Hispanic Heritage. Pura Belpré

This post is about a writer, performer and librarian who impacted my life, PURA BELPRE [1899-1982]. For Hispanic Heritage month I want to recount the stories of incredible dreamers and doers, Hispanics who made a difference. When I heard about the earthquake in Mexico...
In solidarity with Mexico City

In solidarity with Mexico City

This afternoon a 7.1 earthquake struck my hometown of Mexico City. I scrambled to reach family and friends and one by one, breathed a sigh of relief to find they had come through.  As reports come in we know this quake caused serious destruction and loss of life....
Hispanic Heritage. Juan de Miralles

Hispanic Heritage. Juan de Miralles

Born in Spain in 1713, JUAN DE MIRALLES [1713-1780] moved with his family as a young boy to Cuba. This portrait was created for the book BRAVO! POEMS ABOUT AMAZING HISPANICS written by Margarita Engle. Juan de Miralles married into a Cuban family and became a very...