The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign Day 22

Before I read his moving words, I saw his actions. Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Díaz was a keynote presenter at a state literary festival. In an article, he was asked to share some authors whose work he appreciated. Out of the more than 100 who were appearing, his mention included me. I’ve never met Junot. […]

via Day 22: Junot Díaz —

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Guest Post by NoNieqa Ramos

By NoNieqa Ramos I’ll never forget the sweltering summer in NY, when my soul mate and I dined with a friend and editor from a NYC publishing house, partially because we spent 300 dollars on appetizers. I mean for 20 bucks we could have had arroz con habichuelas y maduros and a friggin bistec, […]

via Guest Post by Author NoNieqa Ramos: Voice Lessons — Latinxs in Kid Lit

Book Review: Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics

Reviewed by Lila Quintero Weaver FROM THE BOOK JACKET: Musician, botanist, baseball player, pilot—the Hispanics featured in this collection come from many different backgrounds and from many different countries. Celebrate their accomplishments and their contributions to collective history and a community that continues to evolve and thrive today! Poems spotlight Aida de Acosta, Arnold Rojas, […]

via Book Review: Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle, illus. by Rafael López — Latinxs in Kid Lit

Spotlight on Authors: Pablo Cartaya

By Cindy L. Rodriguez This is the fourth in an occasional series about middle grade Latinx authors. We decided to shine a spotlight on middle grade writers and their novels because, often, they are “stuck in the middle”–sandwiched between and overlooked for picture books and young adult novels. The middle grades are a crucial […]

via Spotlight on Middle Grade Authors Part 4: Pablo Cartaya — Latinxs in Kid Lit

Book Review: The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lillian Rivera

Reviewed by Elena Foulis DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK: Things/People Margot Hates: Mami, for destroying her social life Papi, for allowing Junior to become a Neanderthal Junior, for becoming a Neanderthal The supermarket Everyone else After “borrowing” her father’s credit card to finance a more stylish wardrobe, Margot Sanchez suddenly finds herself grounded. And by grounded, […]

via Book Review: The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera — Latinxs in Kid Lit