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In Sandra Cisneros' new book, an overdue letter to a friend

With her new book, "Martita, I Remember You," Sandra Cisneros feels like she's finally written a long overdue letter. The author of the best-selling novella "The House on Mango Street" is back with her first work of fiction in almost a decade, a story of memory and friendship, but also about the experiences young women endure as immigrants worldwide.

White House Launches Hispanic Education Initiative Led by Miguel Cardona

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday intended to coordinate efforts across the federal government to improve educational and economic outcomes for Hispanics. The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics will focus on policies that address "systemic causes" of challenges faced by students, improve their access to high-quality teachers, and address racial disparities in education funding, among other issues. U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will serve as chairman of the initiative, which will be established at the U.S. Department of Education, and Cardona in turn will pick its executive director.

Google honors Hispanic nurse with a Doodle

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Google is honoring Panamanian-American nurse and educator Ildaura Murillo-Rohde, who dedicated her life to enhancing the quality of health care for underrepresented communities while equipping other Hispanic nurses with the skills to do the same.