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November 2023 / Community, Countries, Cultural Traditions, Ecuador, Informative Writing, Nonfiction, SPOTLIGHT 2023

A Paradise in the Middle of the World

by Maria Altamiramo Did you know that Ecuador has this name because it is geographically located on the equatorial line of the Earth? Without a doubt, Ecuador is a country… Read More

November 2023 / Countries, Cultural Traditions, Food, Informative Writing, Mexico, Nonfiction, SPOTLIGHT 2023

Chihuahua – Smashing! Amazing!

by Liz NDoumi People believe that the Apache Indians (pictured here) come from the USA, but the reality is different. For thousands of centuries, Chihuahua was the heart of the… Read More

November 2023 / Countries, Cultural Traditions, Informative Writing, Morocco, Nonfiction, Personal Narrative, SPOTLIGHT 2023

My Story with Moroccan TBOURIDA

by Tarik Mansouri At the age of 15, my family and I were invited to my cousin’s engagement celebration, which was the first time I attended an event outside of… Read More

October 2023 / Cultural Traditions, Family, Food, Personal Narrative, SPOTLIGHT 2023

The Meaning of Home

by Havva Mohammad Zadeh There is something about the smell of halwa that makes me think of home. My mother lives in I ran. She cooks a delicious sweet halwa… Read More

October 2023 / Countries, Cultural Traditions, Food, Love and Relationships, Personal Narrative, SPOTLIGHT 2022, Taiwan

That’s the Reason Why We Chose the Day

by Blanche Ko Many of my friends often asked me, “Why did you choose to get married on February 22, 2020?” It started in the winter of 2019 in Taipei,… Read More

October 2023 / China, Countries, Cultural Traditions, Family, Immigration Stories, Personal Narrative, SPOTLIGHT 2022

The Love of Parents

by Meimei Liu The cold air stretched from night to day. It has rained for many hours. Gradually, the rain changed to snow. The snow slowly covered the houses and… Read More

October 2023 / Countries, Cultural Traditions, Family, Informative Writing, Interests and Hobbies, Nonfiction, Personal Narrative, Peru, SPOTLIGHT 2022

Dancing the Marinera

by Inocencia Toribio Garcia The Marinera is a wonderful dance, and it is a symbol of being Peruvian. Don Abelardo Gamarra, known as “El Tunante,” named this famous dance. It… Read More

October 2023 / Afghanistan, Community, Countries, Cultural Traditions, Informative Writing, Nonfiction, Personal Narrative, Philosopy, SPOTLIGHT 2022

Eid al-Adha: The Feast of Sacrifice

by Mursal Hewadmal Afghanistan has two major festivals or “Eids”—a big Eid and a small Eid. I want to tell you about the big Eid. It is called “Eid… Read More

October 2023 / Community, Countries, Cultural Traditions, Family, Informative Writing, Nonfiction, Personal Narrative, Romania, SPOTLIGHT 2022, Work

The Traditions of Romanian People

by John Moshanu I came to live in the USA from Romania in Eastern Europe. In this story, I will tell you about the traditions of the Romanians. Romania is… Read More

October 2023 / Countries, Cultural Traditions, Family, Food, Informative Writing, Mexico, Nonfiction, Personal Narrative, SPOTLIGHT 2022

I Am From Mexico

by Maribel Moreno Hernandez Me, for Dia de Muertos Mexico is a wonderful country full of beautiful, cultural and fascinating places to visit. I identify with all of the different… Read More