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Arte Público Press January Author Of The Month: Dr. Virginia Sánchez-Korrol

Seven-year-old Teresita observes and experiences life in her neighborhood as she eagerly awaits the arrival of her gift bearing Uncle Ramón.



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Dr. Virginia Sanchez-Korrol, author of A Surprise for Teresita

In her new bilingual children's book A Surprise for Teresita/Una sorpresa para Teresita, author Dr. Virginia Sánchez-Korrol takes us back to the Cuban/Puerto Rican South Bronx neighborhood of her youth.

Seven -year-old Teresita dutifully obeys her mother's instructions to play in front of her apartment building while awaiting the arrival of her Uncle Ramón. Although the neighborhood is busy, crowded and sometimes noisy, there is a familiar and reassuring rhythm to all of the activities. Teresita's neighbors are her extended family.

Houston Public Media's Eric Ladau spoke with Dr. Sánchez-Korrol.

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