La Casa Azul, an all-Latino bookstore, opens in East HarlemAurora Anaya-Cerda has achieved her dream of opening her own independent book store dedicated exclusively to selling works by Latino authors.
Originally from East Los Angeles, Anaya-Cerda has had a love for reading and learning more about her culture from a young age. As a teacher she realized the need for her Latino students to read works by authors who communicated like them and told familiar stories. After moving to New York City, she began a campaign on IndieGogo from September – November 2011 and raised $36,000 to open her store! This was the realization of 6 year long dream and a lifetime of passion for Latino literature.
Casa Azul will feature approximately 3,000 English and Spanish-language Latino books and art by local artists, jewelry, clothing and accessories from Guatemala and Mexico. Anaya-Cerda describes the great void that her bookstore is trying to fill: “In my store, every single bookshelf will be books by Latinos - giving us the recognition that we have not gotten. So many of us are great writers and have great stories to share.”
Guess where I’m going to be spending my weekends? -Maitê
A couple of pages from my favorite children’s book “A is for activist”
my kid will have jordans and this book.
Buying this for my soon-to-be niece as soon as possible.
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SISTAH P WOOOOYYYYY!!!!
all jamaicans in the diaspora should be in touch with their home news, especially with things as big as this!
Reblog if u a lil slept on
in real life… hella slept on
I’m way overslept on.
they won’t let me shine…
Please keep this circulating. Cops are getting more and more brazen, know your rights!
happy international women’s day
happy // pharrell williams
clap along if you know what happiness is to you
clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do
never going to get over that pharrell basically managed to make “if you’re happy and you know it clap your hands” into a cool song
Commission : The Supremes
Scenes from 1963 March on Washington. The march was documented by James Blue and restored by the US National Archives. The *entire film can be seen on the US National Archives Youtube Channel.
*The audio from 23:13 to 29:44 in this film has been redacted due to a copyright restriction by Dr. King’s family