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 [...]

War Against All Puerto Ricans by Nelson A. Denis

War Against All Puerto Ricans by Nelson A. Denis

Title: War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America's Colony Author: Nelson A. Denis Genre: Non-Fiction Latinxs:  About: In 1950, after over fifty years of military occupation and colonial rule, the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico staged an unsuccessful armed insurrection against the United States. Violence swept through the island: assassins were sent [...]

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, [...]

Outlaw: The Collected Works of Miguel Piñero

Outlaw: The Collected Works of Miguel Piñero

Title: Outlaw: The Collected Works of Miguel Piñero Author: Miguel Piñero Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Plays Latinxs: Puerto Rican About: "A thief, a junkie I've been / committed every known sin," Miguel Pinero sings in "A Lower East Side Poem." Part observer, part participant in the turbulent goings-on in his Nuyorican barrio, Miguel Pinero blasted onto [...]

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

Almost a Woman: A Memoir by Esmeralda Santiago

Almost a Woman: A Memoir by Esmeralda Santiago

Title: Almost a Woman: A Memoir Author: Esmeralda Santiago Genre: Memoir Latinxs: Puerto Rican, Various About: Following the enchanting story recounted in When I Was Puerto Rican of the author’s emergence from the barrios of Brooklyn to the prestigious Performing Arts High School in Manhattan, Esmeralda Santiago delivers the tale of her young adulthood, where she continually [...]

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 Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

Title: The Education of Margot Sanchez Author: Lilliam Rivera Genre: Fiction Latinxs: Puerto Rico, Various About: Pretty in Pink comes to the South Bronx in this bold and romantic coming-of-age novel about dysfunctional families, good and bad choices, and finding the courage to question everything you ever thought you wanted—from debut author Lilliam Rivera. Things/People Margot [...]