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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 …
Oct. 26, 2023

39. Lauren Muñoz ~ A Killer Party

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…
Oct. 11, 2023

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

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…
Sept. 27, 2023

37. Margo Candela ~ Family, Sisterhood, Secrets

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…