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29 AJ Sidransky Revolution and Redemption in Castro's Cuba

May 24, 2023

In this episode, we’re discussing Incident at San Miguel by A. J. Sidransky, a riveting tale of heartbreak, loss, and forgiveness set during the Cuban Revolution. We are going to explore historical fiction and the stories be…

Children's Literature

28 Karina González and Krystal Quiles The Resilient People of Puerto Rico

May 10, 2023

With her book The Coquíes Still Sing, Karina González tells us the story of the devastation of Puerto Rico after hurricane María from the point of view of a young girl. Karina and her illustrator Krystal Quiles chat about th…

Informational Educational Nonfiction

27. Raquel Gonzales Reinvent Yourself and Eliminate Negativity

April 26, 2023

In her book 7 Steps to Talk Confidently to Anyone, Raquel Gonzalez offers a step by step guide to become more confident when speaking to others. We discussed ways to reframe our thinking and eliminate negative self-talk. Lis…

Informational Educational Nonfiction

26. Anita Sanchez Thinks Young People Can Save Our Planet

April 12, 2023

In her fascinating book Meltdown, Anita Sanchez warns us that the pace of climate change is accelerating. She tells us fascinating facts about glaciers and offers advise about what we can do to stop the melting of glaciers. …

Children's Literature

25. Alyssa Reynoso Morris Plantains Bring Families Together

March 29, 2023

In her picture book "Plátanos Are Love", Alyssa Reynoso Morris chats about her family plátanos recipes and the importance of plantains to her African ancestors. By cooking plantains with her grandma, the young protagonist le…

Adult Fiction Young Adult

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…