Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford
Mrs. Rivera-Ashford is an accomplished international dual language award-winning Author. Roni has the ability and natural gift
to relate to children and adults in English, as well as Spanish. Over 75,000 copies of her books have been sold.
Roni was selected as the 2009 Winner of the Judy Goddard / Libraries, Ltd. Award for an Arizona Children's Author.
Cinco Puntos Press, Roni's newest publisher, publishes great books which make a difference in the way you see the world!
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Roni's 1st publisher, is an internationally renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place!
Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford's stories and books have been connecting and preserving families, generations, cultures and their histories for many years. Roni's ability to relate to children and adults, in English as well as Spanish, is another of her gifts as evidenced by the over 75,000 books already sold.
Roni's newest book, My Tata's Remedies / Los remedios de mi tata, as well as her first two, My Nana's
Remedies / Los remedios de mi nana and Hip, Hip, Hooray, It's Monsoon Day! / ¡Ajúa, ya
llegó el chubasco! are all equally wonderful tools for teachers. These books can be used
from Kindergarten through 8th grades, even high school.
All three books are tools to help preserve languages, cultures and traditions. Some unique aspects are the colorful, culturally appropriate artwork, in addition to the scientific/historical facts contained in the extended information glossary found at the back of each book.
These books are excellent for Dual Language, ESL, SSL, English or Spanish classes. They have the potential to enrich any curriculum as well as to promote literacy, cultural awareness and the preservation of family traditions and natural healing remedies for all.
A Note from Roni:
"I take threads from the child within me and blend them with the adult I've become. Then, I weave them into stories which are the tapestries of life. These I share from my heart to yours. My goal is to make my books available to children, families, educators, librarians, healers, scientists, historians - readers everywhere. Building bridges of communication amongst all peoples through literacy, thus promote acceptance and eliminate discrimination; to be instrumental in solidifying the idea that there is ONE race, the HUMAN RACE. My books invite discussion of family traditions, remedies, language and culture. I invite everyone to open the door of opportunity to learn about and embrace their own mixture of ethnicities, cultures & heritage, and walk toward respecting those of others."