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Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month

by | Sep 13, 2021 | Books On A Theme, RA Blog | 0 comments

We’re celebrating Latinx Heritage Month a little early this year. Stop by the Library to check out our display featured on the Library’s new TikTok page, or place holds on these select few!

You had me at hola by Alexis Daria 

Rendered the subject of tabloid gossip by a messy public breakup, soap star Jasmine takes a part in a new bilingual comedy at the side of a telenovela costar who would revitalize his career. 

The worst best man by Mia Sosa 

After being left at the altar, wedding planner Lina has to collaborate with the best (make that worst) man from her own failed nuptials on the opportunity of a lifetime.

Fat chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado 

Charlie Vega is smart, funny, artistic, ambitious. And fat. Join Charlie as she navigates the ups and downs of relationships – with boys, her friends, and her mom.  

 

Clap when you land by Elizabeth Acevedo 

Camino Rios in the Dominican Republic and Yahaira Rios in New York are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered.

Juliet takes a breath by Gabby Rivera 

A NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL ADAPTATION OF THE BESTSELLING BOOK! Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon to intern with her favorite feminist author and figure out what it means to be Puerto Rican, lesbian and out.

Suncatcher by Jose Pimienta 

Beatriz must play the perfect song in order to free her grandfather’s soul from his guitar after he passes away.

Fruit of the drunken tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras 

Inspired by the author’s own life, and told through the alternating perspectives of the willful Chula and the achingly hopeful Petrona, Fruit of the Drunken Tree contrasts two very different, but inextricable coming-of-age stories set in Bogotá, where the godlike drug lord Pablo Escobar continues to elude authorities and capture the attention of the nation.

Certain dark things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia 

Welcome to Mexico City, an oasis in a sea of vampires, where Domingo, a trash-picking street kid, meets Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers. 

Finding Latinx: in search of the voices redefining Latino identity by Paola Ramos 

In this empowering cross-country travelogue, journalist and activist Paola Ramos embarks on a journey to find the communities of people defining the controversial term, “Latinx”, and chronicles how “Latinx” has given rise to a sense of collectivity and solidarity among Latinos unseen in this country for decades.

A house of my own: stories from my life by Sandra Cisneros 

From the beloved author of The House on Mango Street: a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography: an intimate album of a literary legend’s life and career.