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About The Author

Anelly America Schwab Alfaro

Anelly A. Schwab Alfaro was born in the Dominican Republic. Her first language is Spanish and from a very early age, she began formal studies to acquire English as a second language. Her Hispanic heritage is deep and diverse. After obtaining a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. at Florida International University, her interest in both English and Spanish continued with her studies in translation. She joined the American Translators Association and became an active member, while obtaining her English - Spanish certification in 1993.


Anelly has successfully participated in numerous translation projects, from tourism press releases and advertising to translation of legal documents, marketing materials for the pension and retirement field, private medical insurance policies and technical manuals.

Books By Anelly Schwab Alfaro

Since the age of 10, Anelly had a desire to one day write and illustrate children's books.

In her first book. “¡Hoy voy a la playa! Today I go to the beach!,” Anelly draws from her childhood memories of going to the beach in Puerto Rico with her family and reliving memories of summer trips to the shore with her sister. The book is dedicated to her adult sons, Nicholas, Derek and Charles Schwab who grew up in Miami, Florida, who as competitive swimmers all their formative lives, enjoyed the South Florida beaches as their playground, surfing the waves, swimming and snorkeling and enjoying building castles, running and walking the sandy shores.


Her second book, “Kingly y yo: un paseo por el cañaveral/Kingly and I: A Trip around the Sugar Cane Farm,” was written to honor her grandparents and their life at the farm. The entire book is a memoir of her early years visiting her grandparents. Spending time at the sugar cane farm was a sweet event in her life that she wants to share with young readers. 

Both works are bilingual and Anelly believes that language acquisition is easy to obtain. Just listen to a book, memorize the words, or try to find out their sense. With this, young readers will acquire one, two, or possibly even three languages.

Cover of Hoy voy a la playa

¡Hoy voy a la playa!


One day a child wakes up and discovers that it is sunny outside. Its time to go to the beach with Mom!


At the beach, they find sea snails and seashells. There are scallops, sand dollars, starfish, crabs, and peoples footprints. The sea contains bubbles and algae that tickle their feet. Seagulls sit on the sand in the sun, while the wind and waves make a wonderful sound. At the beach, they swim and build sand castles and have all kinds of fun.  When the sun is setting, its time to leave for home. But maybe they can come back tomorrow!


Written in both Spanish and English, this children's book describes a day at the beach and introduces young readers to a variety of vocabulary in both languages.



Kingly Y Yo book cover



When a young girl goes to visit her grandparents' sugarcane farm in the Dominican Republic, she rides a special horse named Kingly. This horse takes care of her and is very happy to see her! Together they take a tour around the farm.

The girl rides Kingly bareback, and they travel down the sugarcane trails, smelling the sweet aroma of sugarcane and seeing the green plants all over the farm. They go to the water tank, where Kingly can get a drink and where the children from the farm can fill their containers with water to take back to their homes. The visitor sees what the fields look like after harvest and then hears what a loud rainstorm sounds like on the farm. As Kingly and the girl visit all around, they discover new things about the environment, the people, and the production of sugarcane.

Written in both Spanish and English, this children's story explores a remote sugarcane farm and helps young readers learn both new facts and Spanish words.



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