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BELatina’s Weekend Recap: Puerto Rican Wins in the Ring, Books by...

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Happy Monday, everyone! We are now entering the final week of September, which makes anyone wonder: Where has the time gone? As usual, we are...

‘Iveliz Explains It All,’ the Children’s Book Written by a Latina...

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This week, the Puerto Rican author Andrea Beatriz Arango released her debut book, “Iveliz Explains It All,” a children's book that focuses on breaking...

Latina Author, Cecile Pineda, Passes Away at 89

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The literary world lost a great one. Cecile Pineda, an acclaimed Latina author, died on August 11th at the age of 89. The news...

Meet Yasmín Ramírez, Author of ‘¡Ándale, Prieta!’, Who Transformed Her Personal...

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Yasmín Ramírez is a talented and acclaimed Latina author who grew up in El Paso, Texas, on the U.S. Mexico border.  Ramírez is a 2021...

Meet Meg Medina, Author of ‘Merci Suarez Can’t Dance’

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Representation matters, especially representation in literature and in books that speak to a new generation of Latinas searching for purpose and longing to be...

‘Woman of Light,’ Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s First Novel Is an Unparalleled Generational...

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After making a name for herself with her first collection of short stories, "Sabrina & Corina," Latina and Native American author Kali Fajardo-Anstine has...

Five Essential Books on Feminism That You Should Read

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"One is not born a woman. One becomes one," wrote existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir in her seminal work on feminism, "The Second Sex."...

Remembering José Martí, the Literary Man Who Started a Revolution

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On April 10, 1892, Cuban intellectual José Martí created the Partido Revolucionario Cubano (PRC). While Martí will always be remembered as a hero and...

4 Books That Deserve a Re-Read Session in 2022

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The end of the year is always a time to look back and see what you did with your time. For me, that includes...

‘La Ciudad De Los Paraguas Rotos,’ a Latina’s Novel About the...

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In 1890, Oscar Wilde published what I think is one of the highest literary works ever written in the English language: “The Picture of...

A Conversation With Naida Saavedra on Literature and the New Latino...

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For Naida Saavedra, writing is a vehicle to connect with the most real and palpable aspects of both bodies and cities. This Venezuelan author,...

I Wrote the Book We All Needed Growing Up Latina

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I wrote “The New Latina” when I realized you couldn’t be what you don’t see. But this is how I arrived at that conclusion.  I...