Roxana A. Soto

I'm a Peruvian immigrant who moved to Miami at 14 after living in Argentina, Mexico and South Africa. I'm a bilingual, multimedia journalist with over 20 years experience. I'm the co-founder of SpanglishBaby, a site for parents raising bilingual and bicultural children, and the co-author of Bilingual is Better. But my most important role is that of mom of 2 kids whom my husband and I are raising between two worlds and with two languages.

I know I'm Latina when...

my children call me mami.

Roxana A.'s Latest Posts

1-year-old found dead after drinking liquid nicotine

Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are becoming more and more popular, but those who use them are going to have to be much more careful now that the first child's death from liquid nicotine has been reported. An unfortunate 1-year-old child has died after ingesting the substance used in these e-cigarettes and although police consider it a "tragic accident," it's obvious more needs to be done to prevent further tragedies.

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Teletón USA 2014: Mira todos los famosos que prestaron su apoyo

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La tercera edición de Teletón USA arrancó anoche a las 9 p.m. y continuará durante 30 horas, finalizando el domingo en la madrugada. Hasta el sábado por la tarde se habían recaudado casi 4 millones de dólares, bastante lejos de la meta de 15 millones. Pero todavía hay tiempo para ayudar a tantos niños con historias tan desgarradoras, pero también inspiradoras.

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Desconsolada madre cree que su hijo fue linchado sólo por ser negro y tener novia blanca

Lennon Lacy tenía 17 años cuando fue encontrado muerto, colgando de un set de columpios en un parque de casas móviles no muy lejos de donde vivía en Bladenboro, Carolina del Norte. La policía investigó el caso y no se tardó mucho en determinar que Lennon se había suicidado. Pero a su madre, Claudia Lacy, siempre se le hizo difícil creer que eso era cierto y no se quedó callada. Ahora, un poco más de tres meses después de la trágica muerte de su hijo menor, el FBI anunció que está revisando la investigación de la muerte de Lennon, mientras que Claudia se pregunta si a su hijo lo lincharon por ser negro y tener una novia blanca. 

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15 Books that are perfect gifts for bilingual kids

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I love books and I've passed on my love of reading to both my kids, especially my daughter. One of the ways I've done this is by making sure that my kids have access to all kinds of books, particularly in Spanish or in both languages, since I'm trying to raise them bilingual. 

Here's a list of some of my children's favorite bilingual books. As you'll see, there's something for everyone's interests.

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10 Best gifts for bilingual kids

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The one thing I've promised myself this holiday season is to avoid waiting until the last minute to get gifts for everyone on my list. And since several of those on my list speak English and Spanish, including my children, I've already started searching for the perfect gifts for bilingual kids.

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