Friday, June 30, 2017

I found a new bed...

Pets are lovely company, but cats are adorable. Look Why...
My new bed...
A cat in my backyard!
We adopted a Calico in 2012, I didn't expect such an adorable cat in my life.
Gatita graciosa
Sin dueño y comida
Encontró nueva casa
Y donde descansar

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My Adorable Misifu

NEW Pinterest Board: Calico & Haiku
Suddenly arrive
Kindly get a breath of air
New pet in my way
(Haiku, Mejia@2017)
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Thursday, June 29, 2017

What is a Haiku?

My favorite poetry style is a Haiku (plural Haiku). 
hai·ku /ˈhīˌko͞o(noun) It is the most important form of traditional Japanese 
poetry. It contains a numerical value of seventeen unrhyme syllables compose in three lines of 5-7-5. The Haiku traditionally evokes images of the natural world. 
 When the three lines refer to the human conditions the Haiku is called: Senryū (川柳) literally means "river willow" or Human Haiku.

Enjoy my Human Haiku dedicated to the Senses:
Senses Haiku
 By Maritza M. Mejia@2015
from Poems, Thoughts and More Page #45

If we were sightless
We would see human’s essence
Not skin colors

If we were unscented
We do not enjoy nature
And the beauty of life

Voice without sound,
Are we listening to others?
Attend to be heard!
Life without flavor,
Empty, gloomy, dim, tasteless,
Toss color to your life!

How could this be possible?
Humans need humans.
One precious value!
Watch, sense, listen, and feel,
Follow it on your path.

  For this month readings, I present to you my Award Poetry Book:

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Maritza M. Mejia en Foro Literario Fefi TeVe

Domingos Culturales - FORO LITERARIO
Con Escritoras Latinoamericanas
Domingo, 25 de  Junio 2017 a las 10 AM en Books & Books

"De la Misma manera que miramos hacia arriba,

debemos mirar hacia abajo.

Es la unica manera de evitar, caidas innecesarias" 

Maritza Martinez Mejia presenta

Libro ganador del VCBA

Fotos del evento
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Fotos y video cortesia: 

Domingos Culturales-¡Eres el Jardín que crece dentro de tí! (COMPLETO) 

Escritoras Latinooamericads y Panelistas 
Organiza Fefi Toll de FefiTeVe
Tres Poetas en el Foro Literario
 Marta Goldstein Ghelman - Maritza M. Mejía - Autora Invitada: María del Carmen Martínez (Reflexiones y Poesías)

Declamando un Poema de Amor de mi Abuelito a mi Abuelita
HOY dedicado a mi esposo

 ¡Gracias por la acogida! 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Meet Vanilla and Chocolate Characters and Setting

Surprise your students with 
Vanilla and Chocolate Cookies
Read Vanilla and Chocolate  
To build Tolerance

A concerned teacher helps two friends
be together after their parents refused 
to let them play because of their skin color.
What do you think Mrs. M. is going to do about the situation?

Vanilla loves to play with Chocolate 
until the day his parents didn't allow him 
to play with his best friend anymore...

Chocolate loves to play with his best friend Vanilla until
the day Vanilla didn't come back to school. 
He felt sad and didn't understand the reason.
Do you know the reason?

Vanilla and Chocolate main setting is at the Black and White Day
where the plot gets to its pick 
and the development of the story mainly takes place.

Reunite Vanilla and Chocolate.
Do you think the plan work?

Vanilla and Chocolate was written to help children
understand the virtue of Tolerance. 
Race does not matter as long as you tolerate and appreciate each other’s differences.

Vanilla and Chocolate invites the reader 
to talk with children at home or at school about this topic. 
Each story contains a vocabulary page and questions for discussion.


Summer Reading: Vanilla and Chocolate

Vanilla and Chocolate: A story to build tolerance

Summary: A concerned teacher helps two friends be together after their parents refused to let them play because of their skin color.

This book is dedicated to all teachers who dedicate their lives to education.

Ratings and Blurbs

By JED says , April 8, 2016

By Gayle h. swift on January 25, 2016

By Agathi on January 25, 2016

By Ana (Ann) Morrison January 23, 2016

By Lisa's Kids' Book Reviews on March 31, 2015

By Janet Balletta on June 21, 2014

5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational Story to look racism in a different way
By Marion August 31, 2013

By Julie A Johnson on December 14, 2012


I gave these books to some children, at church. They loved them. Thank you, Maritza, for having the insight to write this book. Wonderful, entertaining, and lessons learned. Thanks again!

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Happy Readings!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Meet Grandma's Treasure Characters and Settings

When Grandma Rose comes from Bogotá to Florida, she brings her Treasure Box with her
to Teach a Lesson for Living

Read Grandma's Treasure Tale!
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FREE learning activities: 

From: Grandma’s Treasure
An upset Grandma teaches their grandchildren a lesson for life to value what they have as she reveals her most valuable treasures when she was a child. 

From: Grandma’s Treasure
The Girl is not playing nicely with her brother and Grandma was observing the scene...

From: Grandma’s Treasure
The Boy was concern about his Grandma…”Where is she,” ask the Girl.
“I think I know,” reply the Boy.
Where do you think she is?

MAIN SETTING: Grandma’s Treasure main setting is at the Attic where the main events happen while Grandma revealed her values treasures.
MAIN IDEA: Teach a lesson of appreciation

Grandma’s Treasure was written to help children understand the virtue of appreciation.  Learn to value what you have or do not have.

Grandma’s Treasure invites parents and teachers talk with children about Gratitude. Questions and Vocabulary Page for classrooms or home included.

Expect the sequel on FALL 2017

was amazing