“Rosita and the Night of the Radishes” Is Here! Young Rosita competes in Oaxaca, Mexico’s radish carving contest which is held every December 23rd. She hopes to win first prize and use the money to help her family’s failing farm.
“¡Rosita y la Noche de los Rábanos” Está Aquí! Rosita compite cada 23 de diciembre en el concurso oaxaqueño de talla de rábano que se llama La Noche de los Rábanos. Ella espera ganar el primer premio para mejorar la granja de su familia.
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Dorothy Thurgood Manning was first introduced to Mexico as a teen volunteering with the international health organization Amigos de las Americas. She later lived in Mexico City as a Fulbright Scholar. Ms. Manning developed a love for the country, its people and customs as well as fluency in Spanish. Upon returning home to the United States, she taught art to the children of Mexican immigrants in the public schools of Napa, Oakland, and Berkeley, California. Ms. Manning married a Mexican-American and is raising her children biculturally and bilingually. She now spends a part of each year living with her family in Guanajuato, Mexico.
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