MLK Day

“You can kill the dreamer, but you can’t kill the dream.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

We can make Martin Luther King, Jr. Day one of honoring his life and legacy by applying his principles to our actions. Although his famously inspiring speech was fifty-six years ago, we still need his words to inspire us to do better. Here are two quotes from MLK, Jr. which resonant with me today. One’s dignity… Continue reading “You can kill the dreamer, but you can’t kill the dream.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Amada Irma Perez, Books, Latina writer, Latino culture, Writing

A Book’s Quinceñera

  Leave it to my friend, Amada, to throw a Quinceñera for her first published book, "My Very Own Room/Mi PropioCuarito." She's creative and fun like that. The book, which teaches a valuable lesson about the strength of family and the importance of dreams, turns 15 in April 2015. Five children's books later, Amada is… Continue reading A Book’s Quinceñera

#WeNeedDIverseBooks, Art, Books, Illustrators, poetry

Reading is the Best Way to Relax

             “A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic,” Carl Sagan  The week has flown by, riddled with the everyday happenings, participating in the writing challenge of NaNoWriMo, and revising an old manuscript. Like many of you (I'm assuming) I love to read: poetry, YA, Adult, and Children's… Continue reading Reading is the Best Way to Relax