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15 Books by Latinx Authors Coming Out in 2022 You Need to Read

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Books lovers get ready because 2022 has some amazing libros coming from Latinx authors and we cannot wait. This past year brought us some powerful reads including For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts by Prisca Dorcas Mojica...
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Elizabeth Acevedo Features Afro-Dominican Fierceness in New Book Art

Virginia Isaad
Elizabeth Acevedo is a powerful writer and her books are masterfully done. Part of why readers gravitate to Acevedo is because she makes us feel seen and her latest book cover once again beautifully represents Afro-Latinidad. The Afro-Dominican writer just...
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Elizabeth Acevedo’s Novel ‘With The Fire on High’ Lands a Movie Deal

Virginia Isaad
Dominican author Elizabeth Acevedo’s bestselling novel, With the Fire on High, is coming to the big screen with company Picturestart acquiring the rights and Acevedo working on the adaptation, Deadline reports. This is major! In an Instagram post, she wrote:...
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Dominican Author Elizabeth Acevedo Becomes First Writer of Color to Win The Carnegie Medal

Virginia Isaad
Slam poet and author Elizabeth Acevedo made history when she won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for her debut The Poet X. The British literary award goes to an outstanding English-language book for children or young adults and this is the...
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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...