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Award-winning, Bilingual Author, Speaker

Updated on August 30, 2015 at 3:26 PM



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Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford, of Butterfly Heart Books, comes from the Arizona-Mexico border where she embraced the languages, cultures and people from infancy. A lifelong bilingual educator, Roni now shares these gems through her stories. She hopes to continue building bridges of communication, acceptance, self-confidence & promoting the elimination of discrimination through her books. Roni is the award-winning author of MY NANA’S REMEDIES/LOS REMEDIOS DE MI NANA and HIP, HIP, HOORAY, IT’S MONSOON DAY!/¡AJÚA, YA LLEGÓ EL CHUBASCO! Now published by Cinco Puntos Press, MY TATA’S REMEDIES/LOS REMEDIOS DE MI TATA, just released, has received endorsements from our late former Governor & U.S. Ambassador Raúl H. Castro, Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Alma Flor Ada, Yuyi Morales, Amalia Amacio Molina Reyes of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, among others. This title has also received reviews from Kirkus, Smithsonian’s Blogger, Terry Hong and ALA Booklist. Roni’s books are tools to help preserve language, family & cultural traditions including history and science. Her next book will be RAULITO BECOMES THE GOVERNOR/RAULITO LLEGA A SER EL GOBERNADOR.

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