Former Teacher Writes Childrens’ Book

by The Editors on October 29, 2007

61Jmcf57C+L. Aa240 Jefferson Elementary school teacher Marta Arroyo retired in 2006 after 20 years at the school, however, she has not stopped her educating ways. With some help from Jefferson art teacher Marsha Hawes, Arroyo has written and self-published a book titled La Fiesta y el Mariachi, according to a story in the North County Times.

Arroyo said she found herself recalling classroom situations where sensitivity was continually required. “What we were really talking about was culture. We can learn from each other’s culture and respect each other’s culture,” Arroyo said. “And my book is a cultural story about a little girl going to a fiesta with her parents, where she sees the mariachi.”

The 36-page book is written in both English and Spanish so everyone can read it. To get a copy of “La Fiesta y el Mariachi simply click the title.

[Link: North County Times]

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