Season 1 Episodes

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 …

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July 19, 2023

33. Adriana Erin Rivera ~ How Music and Family Helped a Girl Survive …

Christian Meneses Jacobs, host of Latino Book Chat, interviews Adriana Erin Rivera, author of "Paloma: Song for Puerto Rico." They discuss various aspects of the book, including the importance of representing Puerto Rican history and culture accurately. Adriana shares her …

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June 21, 2023

31. Angela Dominguez ~ The Young Activist Grows Up

In this episode, we’ll be discussing the fifth and final book in the series, Stella Diaz Leaps to the Future by Angela Dominguez. In this book, Stella is facing some big changes in her life. How will Stella cope with …

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Nov. 21, 2022

20. Pam Muñoz Ryan's New Latina Princess

Pam Muñoz Ryan's new novel Solimar: The Sword of the Monarchs is full of adventure, villanos, curanderas, and magic. Find out why Solimar wants to be a king, and not a queen. Pam Muñoz Ryan chats with us about how …

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Aug. 15, 2022

12. Emma Otheguy Introduces Her Young Readers to Social Issues

Emma Otheguy invites her young readers to become advocates for important social issues such as immigration, racism, and classism in her middle grade novel "Sofia Acosta Makes a Scene." Young Sofia finds her voice and discovers that even though she …

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