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Latinx Romance Anthology Highlights Sexually and Culturally Diverse Love

Latinx love stories aren’t often diverse or varied in publishing but Latinx authors are slowly but surely changing that. A group of Latina authors came together this past holiday season to create a thoughtful, holiday-themed romance anthology that intentionally highlights diverse...
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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...
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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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11 Children’s Books Combatting the Idea of Pelo Malo

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
We are so sick of hearing about people who continue to perpetuate the idea of “pelo malo,” especially since some of us now have children with beautiful crowns of curly hair. For years Afro-Latinx and other Latinx people with naturally...
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Puerto Rican Poet Elisabet Velasquez’s Debut Novel is Raw and Painfully Real

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Puerto Rican poet Elisabet Velasquez has penned her first novel and it’s a fast-paced roller coaster of a read that will hit home for many. Elisabet is a Brooklyn-born Nuyorican and mom-of-two who writes about what she knows best: her...
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11 Latinx Kids Books to Enjoy During Latinx Heritage Month and All Year Long

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
We at HipLatina obviously love to celebrate Latinx representation all year long, but we love that Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15-October 15 each year, gives us the opportunity to highlight even more of the incredible work people...
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Afro-Boricua Author Jaquira Díaz Talks Queerness, Pride and Representation

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
It’s been a busy couple of years for Puerto Rican author Jaquira Díaz since publishing her critically acclaimed memoir Ordinary Girls in 2019. She’s gotten married, lived through a pandemic, continued work on her first novel and embarked on several...
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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...