Interview With Julia Alvarez (A Latino Book Review Podcast)

In this interview with Héctor “Vale” Rendón, Julia Alvarez talks about her identity and the role it has in her writing, her time in the Dominican Republic, the impact of her family’s stories, her writing process, and much more.

  • May 23, 2022
  • 1:05 PM

Portrait Of: Elizabeth Acevedo (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this episode of Latino USA, Maria Hinojosa sits down with Dominican-American poet Elizabeth Acevedo, the award-winning author of ‘The Poet X,’ to discuss how storytelling became an important part of her life, her identity, and the impact of her success.

  • May 3, 2022
  • 10:29 AM

‘Librotraficante Caravan of Banned Books’ Heads to Texas Capitol

HOUSTON — On Friday, April 29, members from a number of Latino civic organizations and other advocates of Latino and ethnic studies will deliver a collection of Mexican-American Studies books to the State Capitol in Austin, Texas, as a message to Texas legislators not to follow other states’ lead in limiting which texts are taught […]

  • Apr 28, 2022
  • 11:09 AM

The Story Not Told With Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this episode of Latino USA, author Dahlma Llanos-Figueroapaints us a picture of her childhood in Puerto Rico, finding her own writing voice, and her spiritual mission to tell the stories of the Black Puerto Rican experience.

  • Apr 19, 2022
  • 10:29 AM

Interview with Sandra Cisneros (A Latino Book Review Podcast)

Sandra Cisneros is one of the most influential Latinx authors of all time, regarded by many as the main reference in Latinx and Chicano literature. She has sold millions of books, and her book, ‘The House of Mango Street,’ is a popular reading in schools and universities across the United States.

  • Apr 6, 2022
  • 12:12 PM

‘For Brown Girls’ Is a Revolutionary Letter to Women of Color (REVIEW)

Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez’s book is exemplary of the ways in which everyone has the ability to participate in revolutionary acts that drive change, but the real work begins within our communities, our households, and ourselves.

  • Mar 24, 2022
  • 5:52 PM

From LATINO BOOK REVIEW: World Premiere of ‘Migrare Mutare’ at the Kennedy Center

On Tuesday, March 15, Vocal Arts DC presented the world premiere of ‘Migrare Mutare’ by the Venezuelan American composer Reinaldo Moya, with texts by Rossy Evelin Lima.

  • Mar 23, 2022
  • 12:37 PM

Xochitl Gonzalez and the Art of Traversing Worlds (A Latino USA Podcast)

Xochitl Gonzalez’s debut novel delves into heavy themes like colonialism in Puerto Rico, the gentrification of Brooklyn, and family abandonment—all through the tumultuous lives of a Nuyorican brother and sister with successful careers and their conflicted relationship with their revolutionary mother.

  • Mar 22, 2022
  • 10:28 AM

Venezuelan Author Ariana Godoy’s ‘A Través de Mi Ventana’ Now a Hit Movie on Netflix

Latino Rebels talks to the venezolana author whose teen romance, which began on the self-publishing site Wattpad, is now a global hit movie with two sequels already greenlit.

  • Mar 7, 2022
  • 11:19 AM

Puertorriqueño establece editorial independiente en Filadelfia

En el verano del 2020, en medio de la pandemia por el Covid-19, el periodista Joel Cintrón Arbasetti se mudó a Kensington, Filadelfia. Desde allí, ideó y fundó la editorial independiente Antípoda

  • Mar 3, 2022
  • 2:03 PM

Somos en Escrito Releases 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘Chicano Manifesto’

“My intent is that new generations of Mexican Americans join with the elder Chicanas and Chicanos to face the next 50 years with a plan, with a commitment to preserving and enhancing la cultura Chicana,” said author Armando Rendón in a statement.

  • Dec 3, 2021
  • 5:27 PM

Book Review and Excerpt: ‘Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry’

What do refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants have to say about their own experiences? 

  • Oct 14, 2021
  • 3:25 PM

Sandra Cisneros Takes Us Back to Her Early Narratives With MARTITA, I REMEMBER YOU

“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.

  • Sep 16, 2021
  • 2:17 PM

Poem: ‘Where Do We Go?’

A poem about Latino angst and belonging in today’s concrete jungles, by the poet B., courtesy of Souletri and MANO magazine

  • Jun 30, 2021
  • 2:57 PM

OPINION: What Just Happened at the Academy Awards?

I’m not willing to say it was a bad night for the Latinx community.

  • Apr 26, 2021
  • 5:13 PM

Latinx Authors Find the Bookshelves Blocked

Latinx stories are essential, but without greater diversity in the publishing workforce, how can Latinx words and voices be seen and heard in the U.S.?

  • Apr 5, 2021
  • 5:59 PM

LATINITAS Delivers on New Narratives to Future Generations

A discussion of Latinidad can be complex, but author/illustrator Juliet Menéndez navigates it well.

  • Mar 19, 2021
  • 1:36 PM

Pobrecito Wao: #MeToo and the Code of Silence (OPINION)

It’s difficult to unlearn silence.

  • Mar 17, 2021
  • 11:57 AM

Rooting Out Racism in Children’s Books

The data is disturbing.

  • Jan 4, 2021
  • 4:56 PM

My 21 Best Latinx Books of 2020

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.

  • Dec 23, 2020
  • 10:37 AM

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