Elizabeth Acevedo Wins National Book Award for Young People’s Literature With Debut Novel ‘The Poet X’
This is a tremendous win for the AfroLatinas and Dominicanas everywhere who found themselves in the story of young Xiomara.
Who doesn’t like pupusas, who doesn’t dance cumbias, who refused to have a quinceañera because I always disliked dresses and pink shit.
I’ve never understood my mother’s paranoia when she hears certain words.
Will we unpack lies/that stigmatize, criminalize and dehumanize
Radical activists/Speaking truths
“The resulting characterization of Díaz as a dangerous and aggressive sexual predator from whom all women must be protected reinforces racist stereotypes that cast Blacks and Latinxs as having an animalistic sexual ‘nature.'”
The award-winning author, recognizing his protected status, based his career and existence on misogyny, to the point that he could no longer differentiate the sexism portrayed in his fiction from his real life mistreatment of women—particularly women of color.
“We are not the stories that people who are full of hate tell about us”
This is Urrea, a hell of a writer who’s wickedly funny, writes sex scenes like Neruda, and constructs his 60-plus-years narrative with the care of an urban planner.
My mother Carmen often sent me to La Paloma Market, while my brother Salomon watched I Love Lucy reruns.
It’s a bit of a mystery why Rulfo remains so unfamiliar in the United States compared with similarly popular Latin American authors who have managed to attract wide followings in English translation.
THE FIRST RULE OF PUNK: The Most Important Book Published During the First Year of the Trump Presidency
My heart pounded in my chest—not once in my life had I seen a book (fiction) about someone so much like me.