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8 Books by WOC to Read During Women’s History Month

Pamela Avila
Reading books about women who have challenged the status quo, redefined womanhood on their own terms, have challenged mainstream feminism, and ultimately, affected change within their own communities, should be something we all do year-round. But this Women’s History Month,...
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7 Audiobooks For Young Adult Readers by BIPOC Authors

Pamela Avila
For some of us growing up, curling up in our bed and hiding away in our room with a good book was how we preferred to spend our days. Meanwhile, others preferred to go out and spend their free time...
Culture

15 Black Bookstagrammers to Follow For Your Next Read

Pamela Avila
Books can transport us someplace else—offering a much-needed respite from the rest of the world. They can teach us about other people’s joy, hurt, and life experiences, and in doing so, they ultimately change us and change how we view...
Culture

“I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter” Debuts at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago

Virginia Isaad
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter is a beloved bestselling novel and now fans can see the story come to life on stage in the world premiere adaptation at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. Adapted by local Latinx playwright Isaac...
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11 Toni Morrison Quotes That’ll Empower and Inspire

Virginia Isaad
Toni Morrison’s works were seminal in African-American literature but the overall impact she’s had on American literature is undeniable and irreplaceable. Morrison, who was 88 years old, died in 2019 of complications from pneumonia, but her legacy and impact live...
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The American Library Association Announce Elizabeth Acevedo and Meg Medina as Top Literary Award Honorees

Araceli Cruz
Yesterday, two of our favorite Latina writers won major literary awards for their published works released last year. The American Library Association (ALA) announced that author Meg Medina won the 2019 John Newbery Medal for her children’s book Merci Suárez Changes Gears. Author Elizabeth Acevedo...