How To Love A Country by Richard Blanco

How To Love A Country by Richard Blanco

Title: How To Love A Country Author: Richard Blanco Genre: Poetry, LGBTQ+ Latinx: Cuba About: A new collection from the renowned inaugural poet exploring immigration, gun violence, racism, LGBTQ issues, and more, in accessible and emotive verses. As presidential inaugural poet, memoirist, public speaker, educator, and advocate, Richard Blanco has crisscrossed the nation inviting communities [...]

Tocino del cielo by Rosa Maria Britton

Tocino del cielo by Rosa Maria Britton

 Title: Tocino del cielo (Eng. translation avaliable) Author: Rosa Maria Britton Genre: Fiction Latinx: Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Venezuelan characters, Panamanian author About: Tocino del Cielo entrelaza dos historias. En la primera de ellas, nos encontramos con Pedro Alonso, un asturiano que llega a La Habana a comienzos del siglo XX para trabajar en la [...]

Bloody Waters by Carolina Garcia-Aguilera

Bloody Waters by Carolina Garcia-Aguilera

Title: Bloody Waters: Lupe Solano Mysteries #1 Author: Carolina Garcia-Aguilera Genre: Fiction Latinxs: Cuban-American Author & Characters About: Hired by adoptive parents to find the biological mother of an illegally adopted, terminally ill child, Cuban-American private eye Lupe Solano soon finds herself plunged into the heart of a perilous and potentially lethal case. (amazon.com) Purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Bloody-Waters-Lupe-Solano-Mysteries

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle

Title: Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music Author: Margarita Engle (Author), Rafael López (Illustrator) Genre: Fiction Latinxs: Cuba  About: Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that rule—until the drum dream girl. In her city of drumbeats, she dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping [...]

Farewell to the Sea: A Novel of Cuba by Reinaldo Arenas

Farewell to the Sea: A Novel of Cuba by Reinaldo Arenas

Title: Farewell to the Sea: A Novel of Cuba Author: Reinaldo Arenas Genre: Fiction Latinxs: Cuba About: In this brilliant, apocalyptic vision of Castro's Cuba, we meet a young couple who leave the dreariness of Havana and spend six days at a small seaside retreat, where they hope to recapture the desire and carefree spirit [...]

Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina by Rosie Molinary

Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina by Rosie Molinary

Title: Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina  Author: Rosie Molinary Genre: Non-Fiction Latinxs: Various About: In Hijas Americanas, author Rosie Molinary sheds new light on what it means to grow up Latina. Drawing upon her own experiences, as well as interviews and surveys collected from more than 500 Latina women, Molinary provides a powerful [...]

Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capó Crucet

Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capó Crucet

Title: Make Your Home Among Strangers Author: Jennine Capó Crucet Genre: Fiction Latinxs: Cubans, Cuban-Americans, Various About: When Lizet-the daughter of Cuban immigrants and the first in her family to graduate from high school-secretly applies and is accepted to an ultra-elite college, her parents are furious at her decision to leave Miami. Just weeks before she's [...]

Memory Mambo: A Novel by Achy Obejas

Memory Mambo: A Novel by Achy Obejas

Title: Memory Mambo: A Novel Author: Achy Obejas Genre: Fiction Latinxs: Cubans, Various About: Memory Mambo describes the life of Juani Casas, a 25-year-old Cuban-born American lesbian who manages her family's laundromat in Chicago while trying to cope with family, work, love, sex, and the weirdness of North American culture. Achy Obejas's writing is sharp and [...]

How to Leave Hialeah by Jennine Capó Crucet

How to Leave Hialeah by Jennine Capó Crucet

Title: How to Leave Hialeah Author: Jennine Capó Crucet Genre: Fiction, Short Stories Latinxs: Cubans, Cuban-Americans, Various About: Crucet’s writing has been shaped by the people and landscapes of South Florida and by the stories of Cuba told by her parents and abuelos. Her own stories are informed by her experiences as a Cuban American [...]

Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia

Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia

Title: Dreaming in Cuban Author: Cristina Garcia Genre: Historical Fiction Latinxs: Cubans About: Cristina García’s acclaimed book is the haunting, bittersweet story of a family experiencing a country’s revolution and the revelations that follow. The lives of Celia del Pino and her husband, daughters, and grandchildren mirror the magical realism of Cuba itself, a landscape of [...]