2009 Summer Reading List!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

All About Mexico
Recommended Stories

When choosing books to add to student summer reading lists consider these three children's books about Mexico.

The Tree is Older Than You Are: A Bilingual Gathering of Poems & Stories from Mex
by Naomi Shihab Nye

English translations appear alongside the Spanish poems and tales that explore everything from a table set for supper to a peach tree to a legend of rabbit's long ears. The selections include writings by Rosario Castellanos, Jose Juan Tablada, Octavio Paz and many others.
Ages 8-up.

My Mexico / México mío
by Tony Johnston

Sway to the sounds, reach for the colors, dance to the rhythms, and you will find your own Mexico in these poems in both English and Spanish. Ages 4-8.

Salsa Stories
by Lulu Delacre

It is New Year's Day, and friends and family from all over Latin America arrive at Carmen Teresa's house for the festivities. When a neighbor gives her a gift of a blank notebook, everyone has an idea of how she should fill it. The discussion leads to an outpouring of stories by Carmen Teresa's loved ones. The collection of seven tales featuring Latin American foods with recipes for the dishes mentioned.
Ages 9-12.

Palo Solo Montessori School in Mexico City

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Growing Connection and Cisco Networking are partnering to fight malnutrition in Mexico.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

This month of May, we are focusing on TGC’s activities in Mexico – a country that has been key in the progress of our project. It is ironic that this year, May 2009, Mexico is experiencing a high level of concern for public health, due to the H1N1 outbreak.

We are very happy that most of our Mexico sites are far from the outbreak areas. Nonetheless, our hearts go out to all our TGC friends and colleagues in Mexico at this difficult time. We hope the fresh vegetables and herbs that you are growing will help you through.

How will you celebrate this day in Mexican history, Cinco de Mayo? Enjoy a Fiesta of Flavors with healthier versions of traditional Hispanic recipes. Salud!

More Earth Day

Friday, May 1, 2009