Father’s Day is almost here, and if there’s one thing I know about finding gifts for my father, it’s that anything counts — as long as it’s Yankees or Cowboys related! I once bought the obsessed Yankees fan a nice leather wallet, and soon realized his lack of interest in luxury accessories. So now I play it safe and gift him something pinstriped. If your father is a sports fanatic, here are a few suggestions that will make his day. Play hard, or go home!
The Dominican-American author and poet's second novel follows a pregnant Afro-Boricua teen as she finds her way.
Coming-of-age story authors deliver some of the most profound books, devoting their words to those who at a crossroads within their young lives. I've found my experiences reflected in stories told by Esmeralda Santiago and Julia Alvarez, describing the struggle of grappling with both American and Latin traditions because that is who we are — both American and Latina. As readers, we come across complex characters who are also dealing with similar circumstances, and it's through their lenses that we figure out how to apply the lessons of these books in our lives. For the month of June, we are recognizing LGBTQ+ novels written by people of color — stories that fill in the gap between fear and confidence, stories that nourish our thirst for knowledge and acceptance.
As a young girl, I always found it disheartening that there was yet to be a Latina voice covering my favorite sports teams. Now as an “adult,” I am glad to see that women are taking the lead in the press box and on the sidelines, instilling hope and confidence in young fanatics who aspire to flourish in a male-dominated field.
A student at the STEM School Highlands Ranch was shot and killed in an act of bravery. His courageous efforts prevented the gunman from harming others.
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