Latino Book Chat

Recent Episodes

40. Carmen Tafolla ~ The Power of Poetry and Heritage

Nov. 15, 2023

In this episode, we are honored to have Carmen Tafolla author of Warrior Girl, a novel in verse that tells the story of Celina Teresa Guerrera Amaya. We talk to Carmen about her inspiration for writing this book, her use of …

39. Lauren Muñoz ~ A Killer Party

Oct. 26, 2023

In this episode, we’ll dive into the plot, the characters, the themes, and the writing style of Suddenly a Murder by Lauren Muñoz. She talks about her inspiration, her writing process, and her favorite mysteries. So grab you…

38. E.C. Dukes ~ A Graphic Novel Combines Sci-Fi, Cars, and Social Justice

Oct. 11, 2023

Daizee and the Dukes of Chuco: Chuco World Rally is a futuristic adventure by author E.C. Dukes and illustrator Ronnie Dukes. The graphic novel follows Daizee, a Latina engineer, and her cousins as they race to save the envi…

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…