Q: What's your favorite Chinese dish? — Sarah,
Maggie:Dear Sarah, what isn't my favorite!?!... I love it all, but I especially love Moo Shoo
Pork. It's cool because you get to eat it with little pancakes. Yum! Dim sum is awesome too because you
get to try lots of things. And my very favorite dessert is called Lao puo bing!
Q: MY NAME IS ALLISON I AM 9 YEARS OLD I AM INSPERED BY YOUR SHOW AND I WAS WONDERING IF YOU
COULD HELP ME LEARN SPANISH BECUASE IN SPANISH CLASS IM HAVEING A STRUGLE CUASE SOME OF THE WORDS I DON’T
UNDERSTAND. I HOPE YOU GET THIS, I HADE A FUN TIME TALKING TO YOU. — Allison, 9, Arkansas
Maggie: Dear Allison, It’s cool to want to learn Spanish. I want to learn too!
Right now I can speak Mandarin and English, so learning Spanish is my next big goal. Learning another
language takes time though. You have to listen and practice A LOT. When I hang out with the Santos
family, I pay extra attention when they speak Spanish to each other, and even though I sometimes get
shy about saying things right, I try to say things to them in Spanish. Maya and I watch cartoons
in Spanish, which is a lot of fun to do. Miguel even let me borrow a cool CD by a Mexican band
to help me learn, and Abuela Elena lent me a fashion magazine in Spanish. Magazines have a lot
of pictures to help me understand what I’m reading. I feel inspired by you to try harder, so thank
you! Gracias. We both will get it eventually. We just need to keep trying!
Q: Do you have a place in your mind that you like to go to? What kind of place is it? — Anna,
Maggie: Dear Anna, Sometimes when I can’t sleep, I close my eyes and I think about
going to a fashion show, better yet, walking down the runway of a fashion show after just presenting
my line of clothes. When I’m blue, I think about being in my room, in my comfy chair, reading fashion
magazines, books, and listening to music.
Q: Where and how did you meet Maya & Miguel?
— ALEJANDRA, 8, Florida
Maggie: Dear Alejandra, I’ve known Maya and Miguel forever, ever since I was a
baby. It’s hard to remember how exactly it all began. My mom tells me we met at the playground
sand box. They were getting really dirty, and I helped them brush the sand off and fix up their clothes.
Q: Hi! How are you? I have 2 questions. The first one is:What's your last name?Mine is Zhao.
My other question is:I have a girl who is speaks cantonese and she nevers plays with anyone. What should
I do? — Leila, 10, Pennsylvania
Maggie: Dear Leila, I’m great! I think the best way to help her is to go up to her and make
friends. Talk to her about yourself and ask her questions to show that you want to get to know her, too.
Ask her to join a game with you and your friends, so you can introduce her to them. Show her that it’s
not a big deal if she’s still learning English. We all helped Tito out when he first moved here
and just spoke Spanish. Can you speak any Cantonese? Maybe she can teach you! I speak Mandarin, but I
know hello in Cantonese is “Nee-How.”
Q: Do you vote? I think that it is important to vote. — Catalina, 10, Alabama
Maggie: Dear Catalina, It is important to vote! That way, you get to help make important decisions.
I won’t get to vote for President of the United States until I’m older, but for now, I vote
in all of our school elections. Maya, Chrissy and I even vote on what to do together after school!