Leave it to Junot Díaz to make a conversation about his new children’s book, ISLANDBORN, turn into a serious and deep point about why representation matters when it comes to media and literature. In a very real one-on-one interview with Maria Hinojosa of NPR’s Latino USA, Díaz brings it.
"Books that erase you… that don't know your language… those are not books that are your friends." – Junot Díaz @LatinoUSA pic.twitter.com/emw6gVuuA7
— Alex Diaz Aldridge (@adiazaldridge) April 6, 2018
“We are not the stories that people who are full of hate tell about us”
Junot Díaz with María Hinojosa on @LatinoUSA
— Ricardo Alberto Maldonado ?? (@bookswimming) April 6, 2018
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