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37. Margo Candela ~ Family, Sisterhood, Secrets

Sept. 27, 2023

The Neapolitan Sisters by Margo Candela is a humorous yet moving story that delves into the themes of family, culture, trauma, and identity. The novel is told in alternating points of view by the three Bernal sisters: Maritz…

36. Yasmín Ramirez ~ Proud to be Prieta

Sept. 13, 2023

What happens when you grow up in a place where two cultures collide and two languages coexist? How do you find your voice and your identity in a world that often misunderstands or misrepresents you? In this episode Yasmín Ra…

35. Edwin Fontánez ~ Unveiling the Depths of Father-Son Bonds

Aug. 16, 2023

In today's episode we’re going to discuss a memoir that has touched my heart and made me think about the complexities of family, memory, and art. The book is called One Last Song for My Father: A Son’s Memoir by Edwin Fontán…

34. David Vela ~ From the Farmlands to the White House: An Inspiring Story

Aug. 2, 2023

Hola Ranger: My Journey Through the National Parks by David Vela is a memoir of his life story, from growing up in the farmlands of Southeast Texas, to visiting his first national park, to working in various parks across the…

33. Adriana Erin Rivera ~ How Music and Family Helped a Girl Survive War

July 19, 2023

Christian Meneses Jacobs, host of Latino Book Chat, interviews Adriana Erin Rivera, author of "Paloma: Song for Puerto Rico." They discuss various aspects of the book, including the importance of representing Puerto Rican hi…

32. Ana Reyes ~ Uncovering the Secrets of the Past

July 5, 2023

In this episode of the Latino Book Chat podcast, host Christianne Meneses Jacobs interviews author Ana Reyes about her book "The House in the Pines." Ana discusses the inspiration behind her story, including a creepy house i…