In this book, Morales pins down a hugely diverse community-of Dominicans, Mexicans, Colombians, Cubans, Salvadorans and Puerto Ricans–that he insists has more common interests to bring it together than traditions to divide it. He calls this sensibility Spanglish, one that is inherently multicultural, and proposes that Spanglish “describes a feeling, an attitude that is quintessentially American. It is a culture with one foot in the medieval and the other in the next century.”
In Pardon My Spanglish, stand-up comedian Bill Santiago chronicles the quintessentially American alegrías of his mother tongue: the quirky, hilariously improvisational fusion of inglés and español spoken by millions (even if they don’t know or admit que están doing it). With crash-course efficiency, cada página de este libro empowers your every step toward Spanglish mastery. How can you not love Spanglish? Twice the vocabulary, half the grammar!
Shop owner and graphic designer Maricela founded Very Nice Cositas with a mission to empower the Latinx community. She states that her shop is, “Created by a Latina for Latinas”. Founded in 2017, based in Richmond, Virginia.
Shop owner Ariana, a stay-at-home mom, turned work-at-home mom, finds inspiration in feminism, her cultura and her children. Founded in 2017, based in San Antonio, Texas.
Quinty Moda was named in the memory of (abuelita) Quintila “Quinty” Hernandez. Its mission is to inspire breaking borders, girl-power, and standing up for what you believe in. Founded in 2017 in Dallas, Texas.
Nick Mahshie is the founder of Tranqui Prints Inc — a screen printing studio focused on textiles. His work is inspired by love for his city, Miami, its culture, people, and the tropical flora and fauna that define it. Founded in 2017, based in Miami, Florida.
Gerald Flores, a graphic designer started Taco Gear out of his love for tacos. Gerald claims, “Tacos bring people together!” Founded in 2014, based in from Corpus Christi, Texas.
Shop owner Ariana Hidalgo focuses on New York and Latino themed designs using modern fonts and renderings of her photography. Founded in 2017, based in Brooklyn, New York.
Spanglish Threadz is a family business, run by Ana and Mario Reyes from Texas. A mixture of Spanish and English words, incorporating fun food designs to represent their Latinx culture. They do all the designs, printing, sewing, labels and shipping themselves. Founded in 2016, based in Houston, Texas.