Bilingual is Better

Saenz Awarded PEN/Faulkner Prize, First Hispanic Winner from Fox News Latino — I was super happy when I heard the news, not only because Benjamin Alire Sáenz is the first Latino to win the prestigious award, but also because we really like his bilingual children’s books and the publishing house behind them, Cinco Puntos Press. Felicidades to all!

Challenges and tips for raising bilingual children from NBC Latino by Monica Olivera — Monica spoke to three experts about some of the most common challenges when raising bilingual children.

Coming full circle on bilingualism from Los Angeles Times — The story of so many of us: growing up we either weren’t taught or parents’ native language or we just didn’t care to learn it. But things change once we grow up, become parents and want to make sure our roots are passed on to the next generation. The author explores this topic explaining how much things have changed.

Spanish-speking pope an inspiring look at things to come from the National Catholic Reporter  — Will having a pope who’s first language is Spanish help change how this language is viewed in the rest of the world? Will it give Spanish more prestige?

 

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