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Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford



Justin Ashford

Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford grew up in Nogales on the Arizona-Mexico border. Born into a pioneering Jewish family with roots in Eastern Europe, Roni embraced the languages, cultures and people on both sides of the border. Now a retired bilingual educator, her first book, "My Nana's Remedies / Los Remedios de mi Nana," is a classic, a parent's and teacher's friend for teaching children traditional values, as are her two other bilingual books: "My Tata's Remedies/Los remedios de mi Tata" and "Hip, Hip, Hooray, It's Monsoon Day!/¡Ajúa, ya llegó el chubasco!"

Her newest book is "Miguel and the Amazing Alebrijes" written in collaboration with her son, Aarón Rivera-Ashford, for Disney as a companion book for the Disney/Pixar movie, Coco.

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Books:
Miguel and the Amazing Alebrijes (Disney/Pixar Coco) (Pictureback(R))
Nuestras Raices
RH/Disney; Stk edition
October 2017
ISBN 9780736437660
24 pages
$5.99, INSTORE
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Despite his family's baffling ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician and soon finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. More/less

My Tata's Remedies / Los remedios de mi Tata
Nuestras Raices
Cinco Puntos Press
May 2015
ISBN 9781935955894
40 pages
$8.95, INSTOCK
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"Tata Gus teaches his grandson Aaron how to use natural healing remedies, and in the process helps the members of his family and his neighbors"--

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