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24. Jasminne Mendez - A Young Afro Latina in the South

March 15, 2023

In her new novel Islands Apart: Becoming Dominican American, Jasminne Mendez chats about growing up Afro Latina in the South and how those formative years influenced the person she is now. Jasminne takes us on a journey of h…

Children's Literature Adult Nonfiction

23. Maritere Bellas Bilingual Family Advocate

March 2, 2023

Maritere Bellas' award winning book Arroz con Pollo y Apple Pie: Raising Bicultural Children chats about her journey as a bilingual and bicultural advocate. Her love for the Spanish language and her native Puerto Rican cultu…

Children's Literature

22. Terry Catasús and Raúl Colón's Little House of Hope

Feb. 15, 2023

Terry Catasús' beautiful book The Little House of Hope teaches children about the immigrant experience. The talented illustrator Raúl Colón gave life to this heart warming story. Discover how Terry and Raúl brought this stor…

Adult Fiction

21. Alberto Roblest Explores America's Social Commentary

Feb. 1, 2023

Alberto Roblest's new book "Against the Wall" is a collection of short stories are meant to engage the reader in Americas's social and political commentary. It's a way to be part of the discourse on the many topics prevalent…

Children's Literature Middle Grade Novel

20. Pam Muñoz Ryan's New Latina Princess

Nov. 21, 2022

Pam Muñoz Ryan's new novel Solimar: The Sword of the Monarchs is full of adventure, villanos, curanderas, and magic. Find out why Solimar wants to be a king, and not a queen. Pam Muñoz Ryan chats with us about how she crafte…

Young Adult

19. Richie Narvaez Teen Murder Mystery

Nov. 7, 2022

Move over Nancy Drew. Here comes Holly Hernadez! Richie Narvaez has created a Latina teen detective in his YA novel "Holly Hernandez and the Death of Disco." Richie chats about his inspiration for the story, and how he creat…