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Raul Ramos y Sanchez

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La Habana, Cuba



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“January” is the first English word I ever learned. I read it on the calendar thumbtacked to the wall of our apartment in the Bronx. Han-noo-a-ree, I pronounced it. That was in the winter of 1957. My mother had just divorced my father and moved us from Havana to New York City. My father was busy trying to overthrow Batista and my mother thought her prospects for raising a seven-year-old son looked much better sewing sequins on evening gowns in the midtown garment district than in a Cuban prison. Thanks, mamá. You made the right call.

Since mastering that first English word, the power and joy of words have become my life. I not only love words, I’ve made a living from them. First, composing them into pages as a graphic designer, and later arr

As part of the 2013 Ohio Diversity Latino Talent & Leadership Conference, I had a chance to meet a talented high school student who shared this poignant essay. Her words deserve to be heard.
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Being Hispanic
By Kimberly K. Maldonado-Torres
People have different opinions of what being Hispanic is, for me being Hispanic is that difference. I can’t possibly truly define what...
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Average rating: 4.00 · 97 ratings · 27 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
America Libre (Class H, #1)
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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House Divided (Class H, #2)
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Pancho Land (Class H, #3)
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"Another hard-to-find but indispensable book for anyone interested in the charismatic revolutionary hero, Camilo Cienfuegos. These days few Americans know his name-—but all Cubans do. William Galvez has written a cumbersome biography of Cienfuegos,..." Read more of this review »
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"As others have pointed out, one of the strengths of Pancho Land is how smoothly it entwines its deeply emotional stories with a shocking cataclysm, one that starts in “Class H” internment camps and spreads to the entire world.

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Autobiography: The usually self-serving accounts of personal accomplishments by a public figure.
Memoir: The usually self-serving accounts of someone whose only accomplishments are often self-pity and vindictiveness.”
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“The greatest power of bureaucracies is to make the smart act stupid and the good to act evil.”
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“The easiest emotions for an author to evoke from readers are boredom and confusion.”
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“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”
Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

“Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, "Love your enemies." It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. Just keep being friendly to that person. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long. Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them. And by the power of your love they will break down under the load. That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love. There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies. (from "Loving Your Enemies")”
Martin Luther King Jr., A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

“My most important piece of advice to all you would-be writers: When you write, try to leave out all the parts readers skip.”
Elmore Leonard, Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing

“If you won't admit there are kooks among those who share your political viewpoint, chances are, you're one of the kooks.”
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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
Dr. Seuss

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