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Melissa Coss Aquino’s New Novel Centers on Latina Sisterhood in the Bronx

Sofía Aguilar
Puerto Rican educator and author Melissa Coss Aquino knows the power of storytelling and the significance centering Latinx culture and characters. Her debut novel, released April 4, Carmen and Grace follows the lives of the book’s titular characters who are more...
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16 Empowering Books by Afro-Latina Authors for Black History Month

Sofía Aguilar
With Black History Month in full swing, we want to recognize Afro-Latina authors who are making moves and empowering readers through their books. Latinas are vastly underrepresented in the publishing industry, especially Afro-Latinas, and it’s important to read their work...
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14 of the Best Romance Books by Latina Authors for Valentine’s Day

Sofía Aguilar
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! While you celebrate all the different loves in your life with chocolates, flowers, wine, gifts, and more, it’s also the perfect time to curl up with a good romance novel. Especially because the...
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18 Books by Latinx Authors Coming Out in 2023 You Need to Read

Sofía Aguilar
We’ve loved seeing Latinx authors making their mark on the publishing industry and thankfully, this year is no different! In all genres, there is a need for Latinx stories, especially from Afro-Latinx and Indigenous Latinx writers, and plenty of authors...
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12 Picture Books by Latinx Authors To Teach Kids About Navidad & Noche Buena

Sofía Aguilar
You know it’s the holiday season when we’re constantly shopping for our familia’s gifts and cooking our traditional Christmas food like tamales. But how many of the little ones in our lives know why this time is so special and...
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Best of 2022: 15 of the Best Books by Latinx Authors Published This Year

Sofía Aguilar
As we look back at the publishing world throughout 2022, we know there’s still a lot of work to be done for Latinx books. In an industry dominated by white writers, Latinx stories are still struggling to be published and...
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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,...