The removal of a beloved and outspoken Chicano teacher at Denver’s North High School has the community, already beset by gentrification, upset. Students have planned a walkout for Friday, May 13.
“When I began the piece, I didn’t realize that that first part was going to be like a letter, a letter that she never sends,” Cisneros tells Latino Rebels.
A discussion of Latinidad can be complex, but author/illustrator Juliet Menéndez navigates it well.
I found myself struggling to find the words to describe the books below, their impact, their place until recently. It is almost the end of 2020 and I have finally found some words to describe my favorite Latinx books of 2020.