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4 must-read books by Hispanic/Latine authors

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OCTOBER 26, 2022

With Latine/Hispanic Heritage month having come to a close, there are still tons of resources available to continue the celebration! With the many talented Latine authors, artists and musicians, there’s something for everyone. One great way to continue supporting these creators is reading books written by those in their community. The Daily Clog has compiled a list of some of our favorite books by Latine authors that deserve to be read year round!

“The Poet X” by Elizabeth Acevedo

If you’re a fan of novels written in poetic verse, this is the perfect option for you. This story follows the journey of Xiomara as she struggles with discovering her own identity. From questioning her religious faith to refuting familial traditions and drama, this heroine is relatable to all kinds of readers. If you’re looking for a touching story that will make you feel understood, we recommend picking up this novel for a comforting and entertaining read. And, if you’ve ever found yourself being “too much” for those around you or in your community, then this is simply a must-read.

“The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros

Even though you may have read this inside the classroom in the past, we recommend picking it up again. This renowned coming of age storyline from the 80s discusses many problems that are still extremely present today. A novel of vignettes, this story will pull at your heart and have you considering the world around you. As Cisneros discusses race, wealth and class from the perspective of a young teenager, readers are sure to feel every emotion right alongside her.

“Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity” by Paola Ramos

As young college students entering adulthood, this is a must read. This travelogue follows activist and journalist Paola Ramos during her travels across the country as she interviews Latine youths. Discussing politics and sociological ideas with distinct Latine backgrounds, this book provides readers with a deep insight of what it means to be a young and of this community. This novel will fill readers with a sense of hope and inspiration hearing stories from all over the United States.

“Acting on Impulse” by Mia Sosa

If you, like many of us at The Daily Clog, are a fan of all things romance then this is a must read. When Tori goes through an unexpected breakup she soon finds herself thrown into a world of travel, romance and fame. This romantic comedy will keep you laughing from start to finish. As the two protagonists find themselves falling in love, you’re sure to end up falling in love with this novel. A quick read filled with tons of emotion, you don’t want to miss out on this one.

As you’re looking into what book to pick up next, consider one of these novels by amazing and insightful Latine authors. Each of these are incredible in their own way and sure to entertain any reader. All of these stories will spark a wide range of emotions yet encourage and uplift.

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OCTOBER 26, 2022