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Monday, December 26th, 2016

8 Great Latino Books Published In 2016

*Suggested reading before the year ends. VL By Rigoberto Gonález, NBC News (4 minute read)  As the year comes to a close, here’s one final look at some great Latino books published in 2016. This list includes titles by U.S. Latino and Latin American authors who have been translated into English. Together, these selections shape

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

2016 in books: 15 must reads from Latin American and US Latino authors

*Suggestions for the book worms on you list. VL By Alejandra Oliva, Remezcla (15 minute read) The last few years have been fantastic for works translated into English from writers all over Latin America. Between Valeria Luiselli,...

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Publisher Jonathan Marcantoni Seeks Latino Books Outside ‘Usual’ Themes

*This is a profile of a Latino writer/editor based in Colorado. But it’s also a call, of sorts, for Latinos to write about things other than immigration and identity. That’s the box that mainstream publishers have put...

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Latina, at the white, male New York Times: “Why are people thinking it’s OK to say racist sh-t in front of me?”

*This is a very good article about how a Latina journalist “learned to talk to white men.” Fair warning, it’s long (you have to raise that flag given today’s micro-attention spans) but worth it. VL By Daisy...

Friday, March 15th, 2013

TX Legislators Would Cut Ethnic Studies in College Requirements

By Jacquellena Carrero, NBCLatino Students at public universities in Texas may no longer be able to take courses focusing on racial, ethnic or gender history to fulfill their core requirements for an undergraduate degree under new proposed legislation....

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Want more Latino authors? Hit the bookstores

By Alexandra Aquino-Fike, Being Latino I want books.  Good books by and about Latinos.  Since Latinos comprise a large and growing part of the U.S. population, with increasingly significant purchasing power, I naturally assumed that these figures...

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Latinos Need books by Latino Authors, But So Do All Students

By Esther Cepeda, NBC Latino Click on picture to read story.  

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Ten Latina Authored Books For Summer

By Kalyn Belsha, Voxxi Now that spring is officially behind us, you’re probably on the hunt for some beach reads that are not Fifty Shades of Grey. Luckily, Latino Literacy Now just named its top books at the International Latino Book Awards,...

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Bien Hecho: Carmen Tafolla Is San Antonio’s First Poet Laureate

Earlier this month, the city of San Antonio, Texas inaugurated its first Poet Laureate, UTSA scholar Dr. Carmen Tafolla. Tafolla, currently the university’s writer-in-residence for Children’s, Youth, and Transformative Literature was selected by Mayor Julián Castro for her...

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

“To Selena with Love” Helps Us Remember How To Love Her

By Wuicho Vargas Selena Quintanilla-Perez was, and will still be, our Queen of Tejas, our beautiful flower of Corpus Christi. It is March already, and along with the arrival of spring celebration, comes that horrible day when...

Monday, March 19th, 2012

The Libro-Traficante Caravan Hits The Road

By Belinda Acosta Librotraficante Caravan: Day 3—El Paso to Mesilla and Albuquerque, New Mexico It’s really quite amazing what a couple of laptops, three cell phones, an operational hotspot and an indefatigable spirit can do. Novelist and...

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Latinopia Word: “A Caribbean Journey from A to Y”

By Tia Tenopia Mario Picayo is the editor and publisher of the Editorial Campana literary publishing company based in New York.  He is also the author of children’s books published through Campanita Books. His children’s alphabet book ...

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Fight For Mexican American Studies About The Future, Our Children

By Matt Mendez, Librotraficante.com I am waiting for Marjorie Ann — my wife, Marlo, is seven months pregnant with her. Our soon-to-arrive daughter is named after her grandmother, my wife’s mother who died just before the start...

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Héctor Tobar’s “Barbarian Nurseries” Is An LA Love Letter

On a recent Sunday, an intimate gaggle of fans, friends, and family gathered at the Stadium Club in Dodger Stadium to hear Héctor Tobar read excerpts from his new novel, “The Barbarian Nurseries” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux,...

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