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From the month of September 15 to October 15, Hispanic heritage month happens in the U.S.

Recognizing Julia Alvarez for her book, “How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents” written 30 years ago. She explains how 4 sisters from the Dominican Republic age in New York City. From a female perspective, it celebrates the experience of immigrants in the U.S. Happy of the work, it has been translated into 11 languages in 15 countries. She was 41 years old when she published her book.

Born in 1950, New York, she moved back with her parents and influenced her life experiences to inform and balance family culture in her native. She received lots of recognition and received lots of awards, like the 2014 National Medal of the Arts.

A moment for Julia Alvarez! AMAZING. How would you react if you won so many medals!?

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