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Cultural Resources for a Child of Latin-American Heritage

[Cultural Resources for a Child of Latin-American Heritage] As the transracially adoptive parents of children of Latin-American heritage, we strive to instill in them an understanding of their roots, as well as a sense of cultural identity and pride. To help you begin the process at home, we've rounded up the best resources for your families. You'll find articles from our archives, reviews of books for you and for your kids, plus recipes and craft ideas.

SPECIAL REPORT: RAISING A LATINO CHILD
My Boys, "the Immigrants, by Skila Brown
"When my sons were babies, white people on the street couldn't stop cooing over them. But as they move into childhood, we rarely get approached."
¿Habla español?, by Laurie R. Weaver, Ed.D.
Learning Spanish can help your child explore her birth culture and identity.
Our Proud Heritage, by Rosemary Barbera Ph.D.
"As Latino parents, we know firsthand the discrimination our children will face."
Saying No to Racism, by Gloria G. Rodriquez, Ph.D.
You can offer your children support—and the tools they need to fight back.
At Home in Two Worlds, by Leceta Chisholm Guibault
"From an early age, my children needed to know where they belonged—and where they came from."
Music, Food, and Love!, by Marih Che Garcia
A Latina mother shares her recipe for Flan—and for bringing her family together.
BOOKS FOR KIDS
Carolyn's Story: A Book About an Adopted Girl, by Perry Schwartz
Central American Heritage, Schlessinger Media
We Wanted You, by Liz Rosenberg
BOOKS FOR PARENTS
Raising Nuestros Niños: Bringing Up Latino Children in a Bicultural World, by Gloria G. Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Inside Transracial Adoption, by Gail Steinberg and Beth Hall
ARTICLES FROM AF'S ARCHIVES
Raising a Bilingual Child, by Laurie Weaver
Here's a practical guide to help your child connect to his language heritage.
Connecting with a Culture, by Paula Hajar A mother weaves a strand between her child's Guatemalan heritage and her Arab ethnicity.
Land of Contrasts, by Karen Levi-Shandler
One family's homeland trip to Peru.
RECIPES, CRAFTS, ACTIVITIES, AND CELEBRATION IDEAS
Celebrating La Navidad, by Rochelle Green
Latin American holiday traditions and activities plus a recipe to try at home.
Recipe: Rosca de Reyes
A ring-shaped bread, baked in Peru and Mexico.
Recipe: Almendrados
A traditional Spanish meringue cookie.


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