As we launch Women’s History Month, I want to encourage you to find out more about Latina women’s history. Toward that end, I would like to suggest some books for you to start your journey. This list is by no means exhaustive, so I’d love your comments with suggestions of other books you may know …
The Next Big Story: My Journey Through the Land of Possibilities – Thoughtful and honest account of a journalist who uses the media to give voice to people who are often unheard.
News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media by Juan Gonzalez and Joseph Torres (Verso)
Havana Real:One Woman Fights to Tell the Truth About Cuba Today by Yoani Sanchez (Melville House)
Luz Sees the Light by Claudia Davila (Kids Can Press) A topical graphic novel about a spunky girl who organizes her community to transform a run-down lot into a self-sustaining park and garden, ideal for progressive kids and their parents.
Efrain’s Secret: A Novel by Sofia Quintero (Knopf)
Lockdown High: When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse by Annette Fuentes (Verso)
The River Flows North : A Novel by Graciela Limon
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams)
The Real Cost of Living: Making the Best Choices for You, Your Life, and Your Money by Carmen Wong Ulrich
Tia Isa Wants a Car (Candlewick Press) by Meg Medina
You Don’t Have a Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens by Sarah Cortez (Pinata Books)
Raising Nuestros Ninos: Bringing Up Latino Children in a Bicultural World by Gloria Rodriguez (Fireside)
Good-Bye to All That, A Novel by Margo Candela – Career gals who have endured office politics will root for Raquel Azorian, a smart yet credibly flawed heroine.
The Ghost of Cesar Chavez by David Dominguez – Muscular poems that conjure the grit and glory of a hard day’s work.
A former Simon & Schuster editor, Marcela Landres is the author of the e-book How Editors Think and specializes in helping Latinos get published. For more information visit: www.marcelalandres.com. Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them by Graciela Tiscareno-Sato (Thrive Publishing) Revelatory and timely, Latinnovating is vital reading for job seekers and career …
A former Simon & Schuster editor, Marcela Landres is the author of the e-book How Editors Think and specializes in helping Latinos get published. For more information visit: www.marcelalandres.com. Sisters, Strangers, and Starting Over: A Novel by Belinda Acosta (Grand Central) A quinceanera is used as a prism through which Acosta seamlessly and expertly discusses …