Book Tour, Texas Schools

A Warm Embrace from the Lone Star State

The heat of the Texas sunshine could hardly overpower the warmth radiating from students and teachers in this diverse state. Texas’ initiative to move toward dual-language education is a huge step toward forging unity in our country. I feel so fortunate to have had the chance to share what being bilingual means to me and… Continue reading A Warm Embrace from the Lone Star State


An Unforgettable Goodbye

My elementary school students at Fundación Nuevo Mundo left me with tears of joy as they surprised me with a priceless farewell from Ecuador: bringing my story to life through theater. The costumes, pristine memorization of all dialogue, creative interpretation of staging, and overall sense of unconditional love and acceptance brought forth in this play… Continue reading An Unforgettable Goodbye