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Multicultural Books About Family, Languages and Traditions

Ages 3 to 103

Roni's newest book!

RAULITO - The First Latino Governor of Arizona / El primer gobernador latino de Arizona.  Click here to order!

Publisher - The University of Houston’s ARTE PÚBLICO PRESS
YA chapter book - Bilingual Biography

Learn about the “Harlan M. Capin Many Readers, Many Bridges Book Project," a nonprofit effort to present every fifth grader in Arizona with a copy of Raulito - The First Latino Governor of Arizona / El primer gobernador latino de Arizona.

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Enriching Literature for our YOUTH

Bilingual – Multicultural

by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford


The Author 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 200,000 copies of her books have been sold.

Three of Roni's books have been named to represent the State of Arizona at the National Library of Congress Book Festival; Hip, Hip, Hooray, It's Monsoon Day!/ ¡Ajúa, ya llegó el chubasco! - 2009; My Tata's Remedies/Los remedios de mi Tata - 2016; Raulito - The First Latino Governor of Arizona/El primer gobernador latino de Arizona - 2023.

Audio recordings of these books are available to the visually impaired through the Arizona Talking Book Library, as well as through the National Talking Book Library.

Roni was selected for the 2009 Winner of the Judy Goddard / Libraries, Ltd. Award recognized as a lifetime Arizona Children's Author.

ARTE PÚBLICO PRESS is the publisher of Roni’s latest book, Raulito - The First Latino Governor of Arizona/El primer gobernador latino de Arizona. They are the nation’s largest and most established publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by US Hispanic authors. Its imprint for children and young adults, Piñata Books, is dedicated to the authentic portrayal of the themes, languages, characters and customs of Hispanic culture in the United States. Books published under the imprint are designed to serve as a bridge from school to home to support family literacy and elementary school education. Based at the University of Houston, Arte Público Press, Piñata Books and the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage project provide the most widely recognized and extensive showcase for Hispanic literary arts and creativity. For more information, please visit www.artepublicopress.com.

Lee and Low are the largest multicultural children's book publisher in the United States. They proudly showcase a large number of bilingual books, including Roni's own My Tata's Remedies/Los remedios de mi tata.

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 150,000 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.

In fact, most adults enjoy Roni’s books too because they learn from them and often rekindle their own cultural traditions and family memories.

All of Roni's books are Tools

for individuals of any age, librarians, parents, teachers to help children, as well as adults, embrace the love of reading and storytelling. These unique books help preserve family and cultural traditions and languages while bridging generations. Most of the books bring the delight of colorful, culturally appropriate artwork, in addition to historical and scientific facts contained in the extended educational glossary found at the back of the NANA'S, MONSOON and TATA'S books.

Roni's books are excellent for Dual Language, ESL, SSL, English, Spanish, History, Reading and Science classes. They have the potential to enrich any curriculum while promoting literacy, cultural awareness and the preservation of family traditions.


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. My dream: to build bridges of communication among all peoples through literacy. My goal: to 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."

My Recipe for Dreams to Come True ©





A bunch of FAITH