Yesika Sorto Andino

Yesika Sorto Andino is a junior at UNC Charlotte majoring in Political Science and double minoring in Public Health and Children’s Literature and Childhood Studies. An aspiring United Nations diplomat, she hopes to one day work in Geneva to combat injustices occurring throughout the world. She is very keen on stargazing and hopes to travel throughout the world and see the brightest night skies someday. While she is not contemplating the complexities of life, she is watching the West Wing while eating chocolate and drinking sweet tea.

(R)EVOLUTION: The 2016 Girls Write Now Anthology

(R)EVOLUTION: The 2016 Girls Write Now Anthology

One of the classes that I have thoroughly enjoyed taking this semester has been Girl Culture. In this class, we examine the various narratives that different types of girls, such as Black, Latina, Muslim, LGBTQ, Trans, Undocumented etc., want to create for themselves. We read a series of poems from the Girls Write Now Anthology […]

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2017’s National Book Award Winners

2017’s National Book Award Winners

The National Book Foundation awarded various National Book awards on November 15, 2017. The National Book Awards are given to one author each year in four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s literature. There were 1,529 works submitted for review. 394 were in fiction, 553 in nonfiction, 245 in poetry and 337 in young […]

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TOP 5 Art Thefts in History

TOP 5 Art Thefts in History

Art thefts have been present in the artistic world throughout history. This is a list of the top 5 art thefts that have occurred throughout history: The Pigeon with the Green Peas by Pablo Picasso This is particularly noteworthy because while paintings can at times be recovered, the world is about 99.9% sure we will […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month & Literature

Hispanic Heritage Month & Literature

As I was growing up, I consistently read stories that highlighted the many experiences Latinos and Hispanics went through within the United States. In fifth grade, I read a book called Esperanza Rising. This story detailed the experiences of a young girl who lived in Mexico but was forced to flee because of violence. Her […]

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