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‘In the Heights’ Writer Quiara Alegría Hudes’ New Memoir is About Growing Up Puerto Rican in Philly

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Fresh off the high from the theatrical release of In the Heights, the film’s screenwriter Quiara Alegría Hudes is reveling in the wake of a dream accomplished. Hudes also wrote the libretto for the Tony-award-winning production which was a finalist...
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‘Hamilton’ Star Mandy Gonzalez is Using Her Platform to Promote Inclusivity & Inspire the Latinx Community

Mexican-Jewish actress Mandy Gonzalez has devoted most of her career to stage work, which she recognizes doesn’t get nearly as much attention as working on-screen. But the 42-year-old mom’s passion, dedication and talent have led her to some incredible experiences...
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Elizabeth Acevedo Centers Cuisine and Culture in ‘With the Fire On High’

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Dominican-American poet and author Elizabeth Acevedo is bringing Afro-Latinx narratives to the publishing world. The Afro-Latina, whose debut novel, The Poet X, won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and the Printz Award for Best Young Adult Novel...
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12 Must-Read Latina Authors, According to Lin-Manuel Miranda

Irina Gonzalez
Another day, another wonderful and encouraging Twitter post from Lin-Manuel Miranda. The recent birthday boy was asked by a fan to name “some Hispanic women authors/poets/playwrights to read in class” and the Hamilton creator went to town with suggestions. The avid...