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Bilingual Children's Book

Vicki and A Summer of Change!

¡Vicki y un verano de cambio!

 

Written by Raquel M. Ortiz and Iris Morales

 

RED SUGARCANE PRESS INC. is pleased to announce publication of its first children's book. Inspired by historical events, the story recounts what happened in East Harlem, New York in 1969 when members of the Young Lords Organization united with residents to make positive neighborhood changes. The artwork was produced by Somos Arte design studios under the direction of Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez with illustrator Sabrina Cintron and colorist Eliana Falcon.

PURCHASE PRINT BOOK at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE ONLINE

EBOOK available as Kindle Edition and at Apple Books

 

Bookstores and libraries may order print and eBook versions at Ingramspark.


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COLORING BOOK

Vicki and A Summer of Change! Coloring Book /

¡Vicki y un verano de cambio! Libro de colorear

 

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

 

Included are 20 beautiful black and white illustrations ready for coloring. Each page has scenes inspired by actual events in 1969 when members of the Young Lords Organization and East Harlem residents united to challenge lack of city services.


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FREE COLORING PAGE FROM BOOK
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MAGDALENA GOMEZ NAMED POET LAUREATE FOR SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS

Puerto Rican poet, author, artist, playwright, and Red Sugarcane Press author Magdalena Gómez was named the Springfield, Massachusetts Poet Laureate from September 13, 2019 through 2021. Throughout her career, Ms. Gómez's work has been published and performed across the country. Shameless Woman, a collection of her poetry, was published by Red Sugarcane Press. Further details about her work can be found on her website here  A link to a video performance can be found here


HEARTBEATS, RHYTHMS, AND FIRE by José Angel Figueroa
Heartbeats, Rhythms, And Fire is a collection of José Angel Figueroa’s poetry and prose. As a major contributor to the Puerto Rican and Latinx U.S. literary movement, Figueroa is known for powerful social commentary and visual imagery. His writings are lyrical and rhythmic, sometimes autobiographical, and often politically charged. This volume explores universal themes of human experience and contemporary issues of immigration, racial injustice, and colonialism.

 

Now available at AMAZON, BarnesandNoble.com, and Ingram.


VOICES FROM PUERTO RICO / VOCES DESDE PUERTO RICO
Post-Hurricane Maria/ pos-huracán Maria edited by Iris Morales
Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, the most devastating cyclone in almost a century. This anthology presents the writings of twenty-two island activists and artists who describe the storm's impact and the austerity it exposed resulting from more than 120 years of US colonialism and a complicit local government. First-person accounts, poetic narratives, and interviews detail how Puerto Ricans mobilized. Grassroots activism opened another chapter in the struggle for national self-determination, human rights, and climate justice.

Available on Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com and IngramSpark.


Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords, 1969 -1976
by Iris Morales
The Young Lords emerged in the late sixties to fight poverty, racism, and the colonial status of Puerto Rico. Women joined believing that women’s equality was inseparable from the society’s progress as a whole. This account of the experiences of women members is a "story within a story" told from the inside out. Morales chronicles the revolutionary rise of the Young Lords, the role and contributions of women, and the group's demise.
On Amazon and Barnes & Noble in print and ebook versions.

International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024)

 

The United Nation proclaims the International Decade for People of African Descent, January 1, 2015 - December 31 2024, with the theme “People of African descent: recognition, justice and development”.

 

"In proclaiming this Decade, the international community is recognizing that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected. An estimated 200 million people identifying themselves as being of African descent live in the Americas. Many millions more live in other parts of the world, outside of the African continent."

"We must remember that people of African descent are among those most affected by racism. Too often, they face denial of basic rights such as access to quality health services and education."

   United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

 http://www.un.org/en/events/africandescentdecade/

 


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