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Forget the Tacos, this Truck Sets Up Kids for Success

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What’s better than a Kogi Taco Truck? A book truck….seriously, here’s why.

Fondo de Cultura Económica [FCE] rocks.

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Founded in 1934, Mexico-based publisher FCE has built one of the most expansive Spanish language libraries –and it’s ready to share it with the world in the coolest way possible.

Voila! It’s first book truck.

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Stepping up the popular food truck craze, FCE now serves knowledge for lunch throughout San Diego, California.  Don’t worry, there are plans to expand throughout the SoCal region.

That’s right. Now books comes to you like your tacos.

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Because of popular demand, the FCE-sponsored truck is focused on Spanish-language book for kids…this is a BIG deal.

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“That’s what families are mostly demanding,” José Carreño Carlón, director of the Fondo de Cultura Económica, told KPBS. “Because they’re obviously interested in preserving their culture and language.”

Staying fluent in both Spanish and English languages will set up kids for serious success.

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Many students lose their Spanish skills when they start going to school. But, according to KPBS, “The [FCE] says bilingual students do better in the work force and US researchers say bilingual students do better in school.”

So are kids digging this?

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“I think it is good because my parents speak Spanish,” six-year-old Kaily Gonzalez told KPBS as she flipped through El Libro del Osito.

Would you visit FCE’s book truck if it came to your town? mitú wants to know. Tell us in the comments below.

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Try this Fashion Trend: Chola Chic

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Try this Fashion Trend: Chola Chic

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There is no denying iconic chola style has gone mainstream. From the makeup to the clothes and jewelry, this look is fun, flirty and one you have to try. So how do you pull off the tough glam look that chola chic has to offer if you are not actually a chola? Pues así…

The Eyes

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Rock eyeliner that makes a bold statement. You want it to look like you drew it on with a Sharpie, but DON’T  actually draw it on with a Sharpie.

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A liquid pen eyeliner pen, like Maybelline’s Eye Studio Master Graphic, will give you bold, sharp lines that stay put.

The Lips

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A well-lined lip can look tough if you go darker with it or simply polished if you keep it in the same shade as your lipstick.

It can even give you the illusion of fuller lips.

PLAY: Want a Signature Color for Your Latin Lips? Take this Quiz to Find Your Perfect Match

The Nails

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Nail art is nothing new, it’s always been a way to express your aesthetic.

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These Virgen Maria Decals sold through Etsy make it easy to have some chola style at your fingertips.

The Hair

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If you’ve got the ganas you can go high and stiff with the hair.

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Thankfully, Aqua Net is still on the scene to give your hair hold.

or 

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If big hair isn’t your thing, you can get your abuela to style your hair in some killer braids.

READ: Need Serious Fashion Inspo? Follow the Latinas on Instagram NOW

The Bandana

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Bandanas as a hair accessory just work.

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You don’t even have to fold your own, you can just buy a pre-made bandana headband.

PLAY: How FURIOUS are You?

The Tank

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The white tank is a classic chola staple.

The Flannel

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Who knew flannels could be so sexy?

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No need to button all the way to the top.

READ: Lamest Come-Ons Latinas Put Up With

The Hoops

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Top off the look with gold hoops. They’re the easiest accessory to find that will add the perfect touch of glam to any bandanas or flannels.

What do you love about chola chic style? mitú wants to know. Share in the comments below. 

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