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 [...]

Erzulie’s Skirt by Ana-Maurine Lara

Erzulie’s Skirt by Ana-Maurine Lara

Title: Erzulie's Skirt Author: Ana-Maurine Lara Genre: Fiction Latinxs: Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Afro-Latinx, LGBTQ+ About: Set in the age of urbanization in the Dominican Republic over the course of several lifetimes, Erzulie's Skirt is a tale of how women and their families struggle with love, tragedy and destiny. Told from the perspectives of three women, [...]

America Vol. 1: The Life and Times of America Chavez by Gabby Rivera

America Vol. 1: The Life and Times of America Chavez by Gabby Rivera

Title: America Vol. 1: The Life and Times of America Chavez Author: Gabby Rivera (author) & Joe Quinones (Illustrator) Genre: Comic Latinxs: LGBTQ+ About: At last! Everyone's favorite no-nonsense powerhouse, America Chavez, gets her own series! Critically acclaimed young-adult novelist Gabby Rivera and all-star artist Joe Quinones unite to shine a solo spotlight on America's [...]

Ambientes: New Queer Latino Writing edited by Lázaro Lima and Felice Picano

Ambientes: New Queer Latino Writing edited by Lázaro Lima and Felice Picano

Title: Ambientes: New Queer Latino Writing  Author: edited by Lázaro Lima and Felice Picano Genre: Fiction Latinxs: LGBTQ+, Various About: As the U.S. Latino population grows rapidly, and as the LGBTQ Latino community becomes more visible and a more crucial part of our literary and artistic heritage, there is an increasing demand for literature that [...]

We The Animals by Justin Torres

We The Animals by Justin Torres

Title: We The Animals Author: Justin Torres Genre: Fiction Latinxs: LGBTQ+, Puerto Rican About: In this groundbreaking debut, Justin Torres plunges us into the chaotic heart of one family, the intense bonds of three brothers, and the mythic effects of this fierce love on the people we must become. (amazon.com) Purchase: https://www.amazon.com/We-Animals-Justin-Torres

Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez

Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez

Title: Boyfriends with Girlfriends  Author: Alex Sanchez Genre: Fiction Latinxs: LGBTQ+, Various About: Sergio is bisexual, but his only real relationship was with a girl. Lance has always known he was gay, but he’s never had a real boyfriend. When the two of them meet, they have an instant connection—but will it be enough to [...]

Chulito: A Novel by Charles Rice-Gonzalez

Chulito: A Novel by Charles Rice-Gonzalez

Title: Chulito: A Novel Author: Charles Rice-Gonzalez Genre: Fiction Latinxs: LGBTQ+, Various About: Set against a vibrant South Bronx neighborhood and the queer youth culture of Manhattan's piers, Chulito is a coming-of-age, coming out love story of a sexy, tough, hip hop-loving, young Latino man and the colorful characters who populate his block. Chulito, which [...]

Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig

Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig

Title: Kiss of the Spider Woman Author: Manuel Puig Genre: Fiction Latinxs: Argentina, LGBTQ+ About: Kiss of the Spider Woman is a graceful, intensely compelling novel about love and victimization. In an Argentine prison, two men share a cell: Molina, a gay window dresser who is self-centered, self-denigrating, yet charming as well; and Valentin, an articulate, [...]

Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldúa

Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldúa

Title: Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza Author: Gloria Anzaldúa Genre: Non-Fiction Latinxs: Chicanx, LGBTQ+ Author  About: Rooted in Gloria Anzaldúa's experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenged, and continue to challenge, how we think about identity. Borderlands / La Frontera remaps our understanding of [...]

From Macho to Mariposa edited by Charles Rice-González and Charlie Vázquez

From Macho to Mariposa edited by Charles Rice-González and Charlie Vázquez

Title: From Macho to Mariposa  Author: Various, edited by Charles Rice-González andCharlie Vázquez Genre: Non-Fiction/Memoir Latinxs: LGBTQ+, Various About: Prepare yourself to dance in a disco in Silver Lake, check out papis in Orchard Beach, cross the border from Guatemala to Mexico on your way to the U.S., see a puro macho bathe in a river in [...]