multicultural families: 4 Articles

The Heart of Mi Familia

In my home, two worlds become one. My family is a mix of dos culturas, I am bicultural. Mommy's family came from Europe, a long time ago. Daddy's family came from Central America when he was a little boy. There are lots of differences between my mommy’s culture and my daddy’s cultura, but lots of things are the same too. Visiting both her grandma and her abeula, a little girl creates a birthday present for her brother that celebrates both sides of her family and all generations. The Heart of Mi Familia is a follow-up book to Marvelous Maravilloso: Me and My Beautiful Family. Hear author Carrie Lara, PsyD, read The Heart of Mi Familia aloud and offer some ideas for activities to explore family identity.

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The Heart of Mi Familia 2020-10-20T14:48:51-04:00

Marvelous Maravilloso: Me and My Beautiful Family

...colors make the world interesting and beautiful...People are different colors, too. Colors are part of us. Our colors make us beautiful and unique. Families, like people, come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Follow a girl as she explores all the colors around her, including the beautiful colors of her family. Hear author, Carrie Lara, PsyD, read Marvelous Maravilloso: Me and My Beautiful Family aloud, and get ideas for easy self-portrait activities. Read a post about Marvelous Maravilloso and some of Magination Press's other books that feature Latinx families here.

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Marvelous Maravilloso: Me and My Beautiful Family 2020-10-06T15:38:02-04:00

Accordionly: Abuelo and Opa Make Music

What would you do if both of your grandpas were visiting, but they couldn't talk to each other? Abuelo speaks Spanish. Opa speaks German. They can't talk to each other, so there is a lot of silence when they visit. But they both play the accordion, and music is a universal language! Hear Dr. Michael Genhart read his book, Accordionly: Abuelo and Opa Make Music, aloud. He also talks about his family, how families can blend and celebrate cultures, and suggests a family tree activity. Read a post by Dr. Genhart about writing this book here.

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Accordionly: Abuelo and Opa Make Music 2020-08-11T15:59:05-04:00