Fabian Flores Publishing: U.S. Latinx-focused Press

Every company usually stands for something. To reach audiences, especially its intended one, it takes time and persistence. Fabian Flores Publishing, a new Latinx-focused publisher, is a company that centers the Latinx community. The founder, Norma Fabian Newton, a former attorney and New York Times published writer, chatted with Latinx in Publishing recently to discussContinue reading “Fabian Flores Publishing: U.S. Latinx-focused Press”

Causas, Cultura, y Baile: Lupe Wong no baila por Donna Barba Higuera

¡Jonrón! La autora Donna Barba Higuera ha sacado la pelota de béisbol fuera del estadio (al estilo literario), con su libro infantil ¡Lupe Wong no baila! Protagonizada por Guadalupe Wong, una estudiante de séptimo grado y Mexicana-china (o China-mexicana), la joven hará todo lo posible para involucrar a todos en lo que ella cree queContinue reading “Causas, Cultura, y Baile: Lupe Wong no baila por Donna Barba Higuera”

Robust Perspectives, Mental Health, and Delightful Seasoning: Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea Kemp

Success should (ideally) come down to what we want for ourselves. There are many factors that help shape what success looks like for us—cultural norms, socio-economic status, outside influences, and more—as female protagonist Penelope Prado shows us in Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea Kemp. I had the pleasure of chatting with debutContinue reading “Robust Perspectives, Mental Health, and Delightful Seasoning: Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea Kemp”

Dancing in Life’s Stages: Merci Suárez Can’t Dance by Meg Medina

Growing up requires constant change, as author Meg Medina demonstrates it in Merci Suárez Can’t Dance. This middle-grade book is the second installment in the Merci Suárez verse, following Cuban-American Merci Suárez as she cruises through the seventh grade. Mercedes “Merci” Suárez is a young girl who is trying to keep everything as it’s alwaysContinue reading “Dancing in Life’s Stages: Merci Suárez Can’t Dance by Meg Medina”

Perseverance, Heritage, and Celebration in Sing With Me: The Story of Selena Quintanilla

Sing with Me: The Story of Selena Quintanilla distributes the determination, culture, and joys that encompassed Selena Quintanilla’s life and career. Written by Diana López and illustrated by Teresa Martinez, this is a fantastic picture book that carries out Selena’s beautiful and longstanding dedication to gift fans with her music, fashion, and heritage. This pictureContinue reading “Perseverance, Heritage, and Celebration in Sing With Me: The Story of Selena Quintanilla”

Extraordinary Indigenous Latin American Legends: The Sea-Ringed World by María García Esperón Review

The Sea-Ringed World: Sacred Stories of the Americas by María García Esperón is a book that contains many Indigenous Latin American legends—North, Central, and South America. Folktales from Mexica (Aztec), Maya, Mapuche, etc…Nahua traditions…

Female Empowerment, Fútbol, and Ripple Effects: Yamile Saied Méndez on her YA Debut, Furia

Author Yamile Saied Méndez has scored a spectacular GOAL! with her energetic and dynamic young adult debut novel, Furia. Set in Argentina, this story is about a fierce, rising soccer star who must defy everything in her way…

The Long-Term Positivity of Multicultural Children’s Books

It is common knowledge that there is current rise of multi-cultural main characters in children’s literature. And for good reason, because every child deserves to be represented in the pages they read. Please be aware that children’s literature…

Latino Inclusivity in Popular Young Adult Novels

Putting some thought into the young adult novels read during younger years or in recent times, one may remember some prominent ones such as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Harry Potter Series, The Fault In Our Stars, or A Wrinkle In Time. All of these novels have stood out in their own way. However, how many of theseContinue reading “Latino Inclusivity in Popular Young Adult Novels”

Latino Representation in Literature

Hola! I am currently working on an article describing the need for more Latino representation in literature. Very excited about it and for all to read! In the meantime, I am posting the featuring image I made for it. Peep: the text is the very beginning of my article. –Yvonne