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Professor Manuel Hernández
Essays Collection

Email: josejosue24@gmail.com
Address: : 2012 Ernest St. Kissimmee, Florida 34741

Manuel Hernandez was born in Sleepy Hollow, New York in 1963. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus and finished a Master�s in Education from Herbert H. Lehman College (CUNY) in the Bronx in 1994. He has coordinated symposiums, produced and coordinated television interviews on the literature written by Puerto Rican and Latino/a writers from the Diaspora. He has done numerous presentations, workshops and seminars on how to integrate latino/a literature in the English classroom. In 2014, he participated in a TedxTalk (Connections) at Southern New Hampshire University. He is the author of three books, , Latino/a Literature in the English Classroom (Editorial Plaza Mayor, 2003), The Birth of a Rican (Imprenta Sifre. 2008) and Living the Kingdom with purpose (Imprenta Sifre, 2013). He is a Language Arts teacher at Osceola School District in Florida.
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Manuel Hernandez nació en Sleepy Hollow, Nueva York, en 1963, de padres puertorriqueños. Realizó estudios en la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, y en el Herbert H. Lehman College, en el Bronx de Nueva York. Ha coordinado simposios; ha producido y conducido entrevistas televisivas, y moderado paneles sobre la literatura escrita por autores puertorriqueños y latinos en los Estados Unidos, México y Puerto Rico. Asimismo ha participado en numerosas presentaciones, talleres y seminarios dedicados a cómo integrar a la enseñanza del inglés la literatura latina y puertorriqueña producida en Estados Unidos. En el 2014, participo en TedxTalk (Connections) en Southern New Hampshire University. Es autor de tres libros, Latino/a Literature in the English Classroom (Editorial Plaza Mayor, 2003), The Birth of a Rican (Imprenta Sifre. 2008) y Living the Kingdom with purpose (Imprenta Sifre, 2013). Es maestro en las escuelas publicas en el Condado de Osceola en la Florida.

Manuel Hernandez was born in Sleepy Hollow, New York in 1963. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus and finished a Master’s in Education from Herbert H. Lehman College (CUNY) in the Bronx in 1994. He has coordinated symposiums, produced and coordinated television interviews on the literature written by Puerto Rican and Latino/a writers from the Diaspora. He has done numerous presentations, workshops and seminars on how to integrate latino/a literature in the English classroom. In 2014, he participated in a TedxTalk (Connections) at Southern New Hampshire University. He is the author of three books, , Latino/a Literature in the English Classroom (Editorial Plaza Mayor, 2003), The Birth of a Rican (Imprenta Sifre. 2008) and Living the Kingdom with purpose (Imprenta Sifre, 2013). He is a Language Arts teacher at Osceola School District in Florida.

Some of the areas of expertise are:

· Develop cultural awareness of educators to increase potential academic success (read essays 36, 60 ,66 ,67 and 109)
· Foster strategies that will boost Latino parent involvement (read essays 79 and 80)
· Present a vision on the diversity of Latino education and its development, progress and assertiveness (read essays 72, 86, 108, 114 and 115)
· Strengthen reading and writing skills by using Latino/a literature as a bridge to the American and British classics (read essays 8, 12, 13, 21 and 36)
· Improving literacy in the English Classroom (74, 75, 114 and 115)
· How to write and publish a textbook (http://www.editorialplazamayor.com/autores/manuel_hernandez.htm)
· Latinos and educational reform ( read essays 31, 32, 33 and 35)

Contact Manuel Hernandez at josejosue24@gmail.com

Address: 2012 Ernest St. Kissimmee, Florida 34741