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New Graphic Novel About César Chávez March Released

Iconic Mexican American civil rights activist, César Chávez, is the subject of a new graphic novel for children spotlighting his work in support of migrant farm workers. Written by award-winning Chicano comic book author, Terry Blas, and illustrated by acclaimed...
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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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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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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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Sandra Cisneros Is Giving Her $50,000 Award Money To Her Assistants So They Can Buy A Home

Araceli Cruz
Earlier this week we reported that  Sandra Cisneros was awarded the distinguished PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. Aside from this incredible recognition, the author’s award also comes with a $50,000 monetary prize. In an interview with NBC News, Cisneros announced that...
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8 Afro-Latina Writers Who Should Be on Your Radar

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Afro-Latinas are grossly underrepresented in Latina culture, despite being a big part of it. Fortunately, there are plenty of people in the Afro-Latinx community who are making sure their voices are heard. These eight Afro-Latina authors are ensuring there is...
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#TBT: 5 Classic Latino Books That You Should Add To Your Summer Reading List

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Summer isn’t over, and you may be deciding what book to read next. For this week’s #TBT, we are taking a look at five classic Latino books that you should read (if you haven’t already)! Cien años de soledad/One Hundred Years of Solitude...
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5 Books to Teach My Son to Embrace His Latinidad

Priscilla Blossom
I am Latina, but I live in a predominantly white neighborhood, in a predominantly white city, in the middle of white America. My husband is white, nearly all the friends I’ve made in town are white, and 99% of my...