Review of Chula by Amanda Alcántara

Review of Chula by Amanda Alcántara

Title: Chula Author: Amanda Alcántara Latinx: Dominican Republic Genre: Poetry, Lyrical Prose, Memoir   Chula is a lyrical prose memoir for the modern Latina(x). Amanda Alcántara shares her experiences from childhood to adulthood as a woman, as a Latina, as a person of color, and as so many other identities separately and all at the [...]

Review of Life and Death by Selenia Paz

Review of Life and Death by Selenia Paz

Title: Life and Death Author: Selenia Paz Genre: Middle Grade/Children’s, Fantasy, Mythology Latinx: Mexico Purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Life-Death-Leyendas-Selenia-Paz *Thank you so much to the author, Selenia Paz, for sending me a copy of her novel for this review! Life and Death follows a journey between two friends, Miguel and Natalia, as they search the darkest corners in Mexico [...]

Review of Miss Scarlet’s School of Patternless Sewing by Kathy Cano-Murillo

Review of Miss Scarlet’s School of Patternless Sewing by Kathy Cano-Murillo

  Title: Miss Scarlet’s School of Patternless Sewing Author: Kathy Cano-Murillo Genre: Fiction Latinx: Various Purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Scarlets-School-Patternless-Sewing-Crafty-Chica * A big thank you to Kathy Cano-Murillo for sending me her books to read and share with all of you!  Scarlet Santana is anything but boring– in fact, her bold personality, brightly colored dresses, and big dreams are [...]

Review of The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Review of The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Title: The Poet X Author: Elizabeth Acevedo Genre: Novel-in-verse Latinx: Dominican Republic, Dominican-American   *Thank you to Harper Collins Teens for sending me a copy of The Poet X!   Written entirely in verse, The Poet X is the story of Xiomara: a teenager who is learning to navigate and cope with the clash of changing [...]

Review of The Closest I’ve Come by Fred Aceves

Review of The Closest I’ve Come by Fred Aceves

Title: The Closest I've Come Author: Fred Aceves Genre: Young Adult / Fiction Latinxs: Various The Closest I’ve Come centers Marcos Rivas: a sophomore in high school who is just trying to roll with the punches. He lives in a poor neighborhood in Florida with his unemotional mother and her abusive boyfriend. When Marcos meets [...]

Review of For Rectitude and Glory by Fabian Hernandez

Review of For Rectitude and Glory by Fabian Hernandez

Title: For Rectitude and Glory Author: Fabian Hernandez Genre: Fiction Latinxs: Various For Rectitude and Glory tells the stories of a group of athletes and their trainers coming together to fight for their future. Hard times and a rough past led Orlando to pack up and run away from everything he once called his life– [...]

Review of Perfect Days by Raphael Montes

Review of Perfect Days by Raphael Montes

Title: Perfect Days Author: Raphael Montes Genre: Suspense / Thriller Latinx: Brazil Perfect Days tells the story of a quiet, introverted medical student, Teo, who is in love with the free spirited Clarice–who he doesn’t know at all. Taking us into the mind of a psychopath, this story reveals the dangerous, one-sided relationship formed between [...]