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Season 1 Episodes

May 15, 2024

47. Frederick Luis Aldama ~ Brown Lives, Border Struggles

In “Through Fences”, Frederick Luis Aldama and illustrator Oscar Garza weave a poignant tapestry of life in the US–Mexico borderlands. The stories follow Latino kids and young adults as they navigate the challenges of living near the border. From a …

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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 your flapper dress …

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June 7, 2023

30. Mona Alvarado Frazier Growing Hope

The Garden of Second Chances by Mona Alvarado Frazier explores real-life issues faced by Juana, the protagonist. Join us as we dive into Juana’s journey of survival, redemption, and courage in the face of impossible odds as we discuss topics …

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March 15, 2023

24. Jasminne Mendez - A Young Afro Latina in the South

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 her most …

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Nov. 7, 2022

19. Richie Narvaez Teen Murder Mystery

Move over Nancy Drew. Here comes Holly Hernadez! Richie Narvaez has created a Latina teen detective in his YA novel "Holly Hernandez and the Death of Disco." Richie chats about his inspiration for the story, and how he create...

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