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Poetry Foundation Honors Poets Sandra Cisneros and Elizabeth Acevedo

Sofía Aguilar
Dominican American writer Elizabeth Acevedo made history when she won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for her debut The Poet X as the first woman of color to win the prize in its 83-year history. The British literary award goes to...
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Sandra Cisneros Is Giving Her $50,000 Award Money To Her Assistants So They Can Buy A Home

Araceli Cruz
Earlier this week we reported that  Sandra Cisneros was awarded the distinguished PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. Aside from this incredible recognition, the author’s award also comes with a $50,000 monetary prize. In an interview with NBC News, Cisneros announced that...
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Sandra Cisneros Wins 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature

Araceli Cruz
Thirty-four years since acclaimed author  Sandra Cisneros released her breakthrough novel The House on Mango Street, and she continues to be recognized for her contributions in literature today. Last week, Cisneros was named the recipient of the 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement...
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Best of 2022: 15 of the Best Books by Latinx Authors Published This Year

Sofía Aguilar
As we look back at the publishing world throughout 2022, we know there’s still a lot of work to be done for Latinx books. In an industry dominated by white writers, Latinx stories are still struggling to be published and...
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12 Books by Latinx Authors That Made Me Feel Seen

Sofía Aguilar
Every year on August 9, readers around the world celebrate Book Lovers Day, a day for all of us to turn off our smartphones and other devices, pick up a book, and celebrate the joy of reading. As we know,...
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‘Crying in the Bathroom’ by Erika L. Sánchez is the Liberating Memoir Latinas Need Right Now

Virginia Isaad
Wearing a lime green Mexican embroidered huipil against a turquoise painted wall adorned with Chicana art, Erika L. Sánchez, the Chicago-based Mexican American writer, wears her heritage on her sleeve as she speaks to HipLatina about her captivating new memoir...
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15 Must-Read Poetry Collections by Latinas in Honor of National Poetry Month

Sofía Aguilar
April marks an important month for poetry lovers, readers, and writers—National Poetry Month! The month-long celebration was originally created by the Academy of American Poets to recognize the importance of poets in our culture and everyday lives. It has been...
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10 Empowering Latina Characters in Literature You Need to Know

Sofía Aguilar
Today March 8, otherwise known as International Women’s Day, is a day during Women’s History Month for all of us to celebrate the achievements of women throughout history and current female change-makers all over the world. But growing up, we...
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11 Must-Read Books by Latinas in Honor of Women’s History Month

Sofía Aguilar
For many of us, March isn’t just another month but the celebration of Women’s History Month! While we should be uplifting the history, accomplishments, and contributions of women every day, it’s important that women—especially Latinas—take center stage in a world...
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Digame: Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez Wants Brown Girls to Be Proud and Advocate for Themselves

Virginia Isaad
Digame is a monthly series featuring prominent Latinx leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and public figures uplifting the community and making a difference. Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez has been writing for and about women of color for years and this year she...