In The Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

In The Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

Title: In The Midst of Winter Author: Isabel Allende Genre: Fiction  Latinxs: Brazil, Chile, Guatemala About: During the biggest Brooklyn snowstorm in living memory, Richard Bowmaster, a lonely university professor in his sixties, hits the car of Evelyn Ortega, a young undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, and what at first seems an inconvenience takes a more [...]

The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States by Various

The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States by Various

Title: The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States  Author: Héctor Tobar (Author), Juan José Dalton (Author), Leticia Hernández Linares (Editor), Rubén Martínez (Editor) Genre: Anthology, Poetry, Short Story, Essay, Memoir, Non-Fiction Latinxs: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panamá. About: A multi-genre collection—including poems, short stories, essays, memoir or novel excerpts, and creative nonfiction—the book showcases writers [...]

The Barbarian Nurseries by Héctor Tobar

The Barbarian Nurseries by Héctor Tobar

Title: The Barbarian Nurseries Author: Héctor Tobar Genre: Fiction Latinxs: Mexico, Various, Guatemalan-American Author,  About: Scott and Maureen Torres-Thompson have always relied on others to run their Orange County home. But when bad investments crater their bank account, it all comes down to Araceli: their somewhat prickly Mexican maid. One night, an argument between the couple [...]

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 [...]

The Tattooed Soldier: A Novel by Héctor Tobar

The Tattooed Soldier: A Novel by Héctor Tobar

Title: The Tattooed Soldier: A Novel Author: Héctor Tobar Genre: Fiction  Latinxs: Guatemala About: Antonio Bernal is a Guatemalan refugee in Los Angeles haunted by memories of his wife and child, who were murdered at the hands of a man marked with yellow ink. In a park near Antonio's apartment, Guillermo Longoria extends his arm and [...]

Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions by Valeria Luiselli

Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions by Valeria Luiselli

Title: Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions Author: Valeria Luiselli Genre: Essay Latinxs: Central Americans, Mexican author About: Structured around the forty questions Luiselli translates and asks undocumented Latin American children facing deportation, Tell Me How It Ends humanizes these young migrants and highlights the contradiction between the idea of America as a [...]