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 [...]

Golden UFOs/Los Ovinos de Oro by Ernesto Cardenal

Golden UFOs/Los Ovinos de Oro by Ernesto Cardenal

Title: Golden UFOs/Los Ovinos de Oro Author: Ernesto Cardenal Genre: Poetry Latinxs: Nicragua About: Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan poet, priest, and revolutionary, foresees a new order for humanity. Here in his Indian poems, Father Cardenal interweaves myth, legend, history, and contemporary reality to speak to many subjects, including the assaults on the Iroquois Nation, the political and [...]

The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War by Gioconda Belli

The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War by Gioconda Belli

Title: The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War Author: Gioconda Belli Genre: Memoir Latinxs: Nicaragua About: Until her early twenties, Gioconda Belli inhabited an upper-class cocoon: sheltered from the poverty in Managua in a world of country clubs and debutante balls; educated abroad; early marriage and motherhood. But in 1970, everything [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]