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Legato Publishers Group to distribute Cuento de Luz in the U.S.

The recently launched book distribution company added two new publishers to its roster: Chouette Publishing of Montreal and Cuento de Luz of Madrid, which publishes children’s picture books in Spanish and English. Legato will distribute their titles in the U.S. as of January 1, 2014, Publishers Weekly reports.

Spanish Cultural Center in Ohio offers Spanish classes

The center, located in Columbus, offers three classes on Saturdays, for ages 4 to 12. Parents interviewed by The Republic agreed on the career and academic benefits of knowing a foreign language. New classes begin this fall.

'Inquebrantable: Mi Historia, A Mi Manera / Unbreakable: My Story, My Way' published by Atria Books is #1 best selling title in Spanish in the US for week 33

Nielsen BookScan, part of the Nielsen Company (US) LLC, and America Reads Spanish (ARS) present the free, weekly list of the Spanish bestseller titles in the US Market for week 33 of 2013 (week ending 8/18/2013).

Five good reasons to enroll children in dual language programs

This programs not only teaches multiple languages, but teaches important school subjects in those multiple languages, explains The Seattle Global List before giving five good reasons to raise bilingual, if not trilingual, children.

For youngest dual-language learners is best to study in two languages

In the blog “Learning the Language”, Education Week features this story on how instruction in English and in a child's home language in the preschool and early elementary years leads to the best outcomes for the youngest dual-language learners, both in terms of academic-content achievement and English-language proficiency, according a new research review and policy brief.

U.S. Spanish is being recognized

Spanish holds a unique place in the history of the U.S.; it has been spoken in the Southwest since its annexation in 1848 and has not been lost to the pages of history books like many other ethnic languages, such as Italian and German. Teaching Spanish as a heritage language is crucial for its continued vitality in the U.S., Language Magazine's Armando Guerrero, Jr. points out.

Isabel Allende and the power of magic

Voxxi publishes this piece by Veronique de Miguel on how the Chilean author influenced her. Of course she writes about Allende the author, but also about the immigrant and the woman behind a foundation to help others in need.

Major PBS series “Latino Americans” to premiere nationally during hispanic heritage month 2013

“Latino Americans”, a landmark three-part, six-hour documentary series narrated by actor Benjamin Bratt, will air nationally on PBS on three consecutive Tuesdays, premiering on September 17, September 24 and October 1.

Options growing for bilingual education in California

Dual language immersion education is gaining popularity across Southern California. Two of the latest offerings are a drop off program at the Zimmer Children's Museum and a new preschool in Pasadena.

Virginia public schools receive grant for dual language program

Harrisonburg City Public Schools received more than $400,000 for it's dual-language program. The grant will help the district keep teachers and possibly hire more.

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