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About: Roxana A. Soto

Roxana is a bilingual and bicultural mamá to Vanessa, an inquisitive second-grader, and Santiago, an adventurous preKindie – both of whom are growing up between two worlds and in two languages. A long-time journalist, Roxana oversees SpanglishBaby's editorial content.

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NPR: Welcome to West Liberty, the First Majority Latino Town in…Iowa

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As I mentioned last week, NPR is dedicating the next few days to a series entitled Two Languages, Many Voices: Latinos in the U.S. about bicultural Latinos and their impact on education, technology, religion and entertainment. The first part in the series about the town of West Liberty in Iowa and how the majority of its population is Latino aired earlier today in Morning Edition. The story, along with an interactive map of how Latinos are reshaping communities are both available onRead More ...

NPR and Latinos in the U.S.

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I’ve been a fan of NPR for a very long time for a lot of reasons, but mainly because, as a journalist, I feel there’s little quality news programming left out there. If you listen to NPR, you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t, then this would be a great time for you to check it out. Starting next week, NPR will begin a series entitled Two Languages, Many Voices: Latinos in the U.S. on Morning Edition. TheRead More ...

Wordless Wednesday: National Taco Day

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In honor of National Taco Day, (which was yesterday, but since I didn’t even know it existed, I think it’s okay that I’m a day late) I figured I’d share with you the delectable tacos I’ve been stuffing myself with for the last three months at the awesome food truck setup right outside my downtown Denver office! Although my fave street taco by far is al pastor, I haven’t really found any (just yet) that truly taste like the onesRead More ...

Opinion: Alabama Should Take a Closer Look at its Past

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Yesterday, I cried. And then, I got really angry. It happened when I read this story about what’s happening in Alabama after the most ludicrous immigration laws were passed there last week. Latino parents are withdrawing their children from schools there fearing a new law that requires schools to check students’ immigration status. How can this be happening? And, more importantly, what does it say about who we are as a people and the kind of society we’re becoming? SchoolRead More ...

Bilingual Musings: Raising Bilingual Siblings

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My son Santiago turned two a month ago and I am blown away by how his vocabulary has exploded. Like his sister, he was an early talker. But the real expansion in his repertoire of words has taken place in the last couple of month. He loves music. Not only to dance to it, but also to sing it. Just last night, he was serenading me right before bedtime and even after I could hear him signing through the monitorRead More ...

Preparing for the Flu Season with Walmart

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Flu season is upon us and in my house that usually means we take a lot of precautions because my daughter has asthma which can complicate matters very quickly if she gets sick. Although we don’t know yet if her little brother will suffer the same fate, we like to be extra careful this time of year. So beside getting the flu vaccine prior to the start of the season, we also take other precautions. The easiest way to avoidRead More ...

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