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13 Magical Realism & Horror Books by Latina Writers Perfect for Fall

Sofía Aguilar
In October we celebrate the last two weeks of Latinx Heritage Month, Dia de Muertos, and the fall season. While this is undoubtedly the season of scary movies, fun costumes, and visiting the pumpkin patch, it’s also the perfect time...
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14 Books to Read to Better Understand Our Latin History

Sofía Aguilar
Every year from September 15 to October 15, Latinx Heritage Month is a time for the entire community to celebrate and come together from all our different nations, heritages, cultures, and most importantly, our histories. In school, many of us...
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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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12 LGBTQIA+ Latinx Authors Amplifying Queer Stories Through Their Work

Sofía Aguilar
While we should be reading LGBTQIA+ authors and Latinx authors throughout the year, it’s always special to read stories written by writers who are both LGBTQIA+ and Latinx during Pride Month. Especially because large corporations rainbow-ify their logos to sell...
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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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10 Afro-Latina Writers Whose Work You Need to Read

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
We love to celebrate Latinx and Afro-Latinx literature every single day, all year long. Latinxs have long been severely under-represented in the literary world, but in more recent years, many Latinx authors are coming to the forefront. They’re creating stories...
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11 of the Best Books by Latinas of 2021 You Need to Read

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
It was such a good year for Latinx literature! So many insanely talented Latinx authors released new books this year that we honestly couldn’t even keep up. There are even more exciting Latinx books coming out in 2022, but while...