New Mexico holds within the United States of America titles as:
• Fifth biggest state, with 2,085,287 inhabitants estimated for 2013;
• Forty-seventh state, with territorial status officially ending on January 6, 1912;
• Thirty-sixth largest state, with 121,589 square miles (315,194 square kilometers) in area.
It is an enchanting land because of multi-cultural, multi-lingual settlements by:
• English-speakers (of British and German ancestries);
• Native American language-speakers (Apache, Comanche, Jocome, Jano, Navajo, Pueblo, Ute, Zuni);
• Spanish-speakers from Mexico and Spain.
The above-mentioned demographics merge or separate depending upon the rural or urban niche in question.
For example, “Farolitos for Abuelo” offers readers aged 6 – 9+ and students first- through fourth-grade onward insights into one of New Mexico’s northernmost counties, Río Arriba.