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RWYK Author Interview: Ashley Marie Mireles on “Proud to Be Latino: Food/Comida”
Hey RWYK Family!!
Today on the Reading with Your Kids podcast, we’re celebrating Hispanic heritage and one of our favorite ways to teach heritage to kids is through books. They are great resources to spark conversations and connection.
ASHLEY MARIE MIRELES, sales manager at Familius, an independent book publisher in Sanger, California joins us to celebrate the release of her amazing picture book titled Proud to Be Latino: Food/Comida.
In our exciting interview, Ashley discusses her book and tells us how diverse the Latino culture is and the variety of food it has to offer. She also explains that her book teaches children how different Latino countries use similar ingredients to create unique regional dishes.
The dishes and their descriptions are given in both English and Spanish, and parents will enjoy the sidebars with additional fun facts about Latino food and culture. Be sure to tune in & you’ll be so glad you did!
About the Author
Ashley Marie Mireles was born and raised in the heart of California’s Central Valley where, as a child, she spent much of her time in her local library.Her love of books lead her to a career in the publishing industry. Ashley loves to travel, try new foods, read, and learn the choreography from her favorite music videos as a form of exercise. She currently lives in Fresno, California, with her boyfriend of six years and their terrier.
Proud to Be Latino: Food/Comida
Did you know that there are over 5000 types of potatoes sold in South America? Or that in Honduras, a song about conch soup reached the Billboard Top 100 Charts?
Latino culture spans Southern and Central America as well as the Caribbean, but often when we think of Latino foods, we think tacos, burritos, and other common Mexican dishes. Proud to Be Latino: Food/Comida teaches children how different Latino countries use similar ingredients to create unique regional dishes.
The dishes and their descriptions are given in both English and Spanish, and parents will enjoy the sidebars with additional fun facts about Latino food and culture. This bilingual board book takes the reader beyond a basic language primer and dives deep into the heart of Latino culture . . . which is the food, of course!
Visit Amazon to check out the book, read reviews and buy your own copy!
In this episode, you’ll learn
- More about Ashley Marie Mireles and her picture book, Proud to Be Latino: Food/Comida
- What inspired Ashley to write a book to introduce kids to Latino food culture?
- The importance of teaching a reign language to kids at a young age
- She discusses some of the important discussion parents can have after reading her book, her future projects & much more. Be sure to tune in to find out & you’ll be amazed!
A big Thank you to Ashley for doing this interview! We’re so cheerful to pass on her amazing books to our listeners and we hope you’ll check out more of her books in the future!
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This episode of the Reading with Your Kids podcast is sponsored by NOAH NOASAURUS written byElaine Kiely Kearns. Noah Noasaurus woke up feeling very No. No to brushing his teeth. No to eating breakfast. And definitely No to playing with his little brother. NOAH NOASAURUS is a children’s book that will help parents to deal with their kid’s grumpy mornings. Find out more at ELAINEKIELYKEARNS.COM. Visit Amazon to check out the book, read reviews and buy your own copy!