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

Antagonist: An Analysis of Lucy in “The Light We Lost”

The women’s fiction volume (also falls under young adult novel in my opinion), The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo, is one of the few novels of its genre that really puts your thoughts about a protagonist into a new perspective. While I truly enjoyed reading this novel because of the way it was written, IContinue reading “Antagonist: An Analysis of Lucy in “The Light We Lost””

Robin by Yvonne Tapia

“Robin” is a children’s book that I wrote and illustrated as a project for my Children’s Literature course at Hunter College during the Fall 2013 Semester. The main theme of this book is growing as an individual, by overcoming obstacles that come your way. In terms of self-critique, I would probably change father bird livingContinue reading “Robin by Yvonne Tapia”

We Are Each A Book of a Kind With Our Own Story

  This is a book cover I made for a book about myself. The red color of the cover reflects strength and determination. Important: The reason I chose a semi-light red color was because there is also a calm aspect of things. while the orange/yellow of the illustrated book represents my enthusiasm, creativity, and encouragement.Continue reading “We Are Each A Book of a Kind With Our Own Story”

Page Designs

All of my paper designs are inspired by the same color palette; light yet strong colors. If I were to have them published, I would use them for journals, diaries, even notebooks. I’d dare say it is time for new page designs, other than the usual black and white pattern one is used to seeingContinue reading “Page Designs”