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08. The Highlights Foundation supports Latinix creators.

June 20, 2022

With mentorship and guidance from outstanding faculty at the Highlights Foundation, aspiring authors and illustrators hone their craft and learn about book publishing. Visit https://www.highlightsfoundation.org/ to learn mor…

Latino Books Adult Fiction

07. Estella Gonzalez brings to life her experience living in East LA.

June 6, 2022

In "Chola Salvation”, author Estella Gonzalez draws upon her experiences living in East LA to vividly bring her characters to life. Add in a dose of magic realism and soon the reader is cheering for the underdogs in this eng…

06. Jessica Payne brings the joy of reading.

May 16, 2022

Jessica Payne is the executive director of Kids Need to Read, an organization that provides books to schools and libraries across the country. Visit kidsneedtoread.org to request books for your school or library, or to make …

Latino Books Children's Literature

05. Juliet Menéndez uncovers the stories of women who have shaped Latino history.

April 25, 2022

Author and illustrator Juliet Menéndez chats about her first book Latinitas and the inspiration behind this amazing project. Latinitas in an anthology of short stories about influential Latinas making history in Latina Am…

Latino Books Fantasy Adult Fiction

04 Rudy Garcia A young hero faces an Aztec monster in an epic journey

April 11, 2022

Episode 04. In the novel Death Song of the Dragón Chicxulub, a young hero battles an Aztec dragon as he searches for his identity and destiny. Rudy Garcia delights readers in this epic journey. Order your copy from any Indie…

Books Informational

03. Laura Castillo encourages Latino families to visit the library.

March 28, 2022

A conversation with librarian Laura Castillo about the many services offer by public libraries to the general population and especially the Latino community. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/latino-book-chat/me…