AREPAS FOR BREAKFAST
About the Book
Arepas for Breakfast is a story about three young girls living in Philadelphia, who miss their Abuela (who lives in Venezuela) very much. The girls' mother is from Venezuela and their father is from New York. Whenever Abuela comes to visit, she makes the girls favorite breakfast -- Arepas. Unfortunately, Abuela only comes when the weather is warm. “Hace frío!” Abuela would say. Fortunately, their father has learned to make the almost perfect Arepa. The only thing missing is Abuela -- or is she?
About the Author
Alejandra Rivas-Mintz is a native speaking Spanish Teacher from Caracas Venezuela. She has a Masters Degree in Education and is certified in teaching AP Spanish. Alejandra has presented at various conferences, including the annual New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) conference, Modern Language Association of Philadelphia & Vicinity (MLAPV) conference and Philadelphia Association of Spanish Educators (PASE) conference. She was a panelist at the AP With WE Conference in Houston (2018) and attended the WE First Teacher Summit at Microsoft's headquarters in Seattle (2019). She was awarded "Spanish Teacher of the Year" by PASE for the 2014-2015 academic year. Along with teaching Spanish, Alejandra runs the Spanish for Heritage Speakers program at Cherry Hill HS West. This program reinforces the development of oral, reading and written skills with an emphasis on Hispanic culture, requiring the students to analyze literary and cultural topics, current events and personal experiences. "Arepas for Breakfast" is Alejandra's first book.