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Recent Episodes

April 3, 2024

45. Loretta Lopez ~ The Magic of Friendship

In this captivating middle-grade novel, City Girls by Loretta Lopez is a story of finding refuge with friends who understand the enormous challenges faced by eleven years old. The stories are told through the eyes of three y…
March 20, 2024

44. Luis Cayo ~ Unraveling the Tapestry of Adventure

In this captivating episode, we delve into the whimsical tale of “The Extraordinary Adventures of Pepo and Pipa,” a Kickstarter-funded story that has captured the hearts of readers. Join us as we journey with two courageous …
March 6, 2024

43. Daniel Olivas ~ Reimagining a Classic with a Chicano Twist

Join us as we sit down with the talented and insightful Daniel Olivas, author of the groundbreaking novel, "Chicano Frankenstein." Daniel takes us on a literary journey through the pages of his thought-provoking work, where …
Feb. 21, 2024

42. Ruth Behar ~ Finding Home and Belonging

In this episode, we dive into the rich and captivating novel Across So Many Seas by Ruth Behar, a Pura Belpré Award winner and a descendant of Sephardic Jews from Cuba. The novel follows the lives of four girls from differen…
Feb. 7, 2024

41. Estella González ~ Love, Loss and Survival

In this episode, we dive into the captivating novel Huizache Women by Estella González, which follows the lives of three generations of women who struggle with love, loss and survival in Mexico, Texas and California. We disc…
Nov. 15, 2023

40. Carmen Tafolla ~ The Power of Poetry and Heritage

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 …