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Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford

Biography

Roni Capin Rivera-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.

Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford

Books by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford

by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford and Antonio Castro L. - Children's 7-11, Culture, Education, Environment, Nature

Aaron has asked his grandfather Tata to teach him about the healing remedies he uses. Tata is a neighbor and family elder, who people come to all the time for his soothing solutions, compassionate touch and gentle wisdom. Tata knows how to use herbs, teas, and plants to help each one. His wife, Grandmother Nana, is there too, bringing delicious food and humor to help Tata's patients heal. An herbal remedies glossary at the end of the book includes useful information about each plant, plus botanically correct drawings.