The Latino Author presents some great summer reads! Next month we will be sending another list. If you have some books that you would like us to share with our readers, make sure you send that information to “email@example.com”
White Light by Vanessa Garcia: This is about a Cuban American painter is on the verge of an important artistic acceptance when her father dies. This sends her into a soul-search journey whereby she begins to express through herself and her father’s dream through her art.
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende: This is about the protagonist Eliza who may leave Chile for California in pursuit of her lover. This, however, takes her on a different journey whereby she finds something much more important – herself.
A Cup of Water Under My Bed by Daisy Hernandez. This book details the author’s experiences with race, culture, love, and money. It is a story of one woman’s journey to finding hers
The Verging Cities by Natalie Scenters-Zapico. The author uses poetry to explore immigration and marriage, violence, and femicide. The poem topics are deeply rooted in life along the US-México border and the sister cities of El Paso, Texas, and Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua.
The Milli Vanilli Condition by Eduardo Espina: Essays on culture in the new millennium. This is a collection of essays whereby the author takes on contemporary life using insight and humour. A must read for those interested in recent history, pop culture, and language.
America! Don’t you know me? I’m your native son: Geronimo by Carlos Melendrez. This is about the controversial campaign to repatriate the remains of one of America’s most famous warriors.
Monsters, Zombies + Addicts (Poems) by Gwendolyn Zepeda. The author discusses life in a modern metropolis using poetry and witty observations and much clever thought-provoking words to give readers insight.
Running in Heels. A memoir of grit and grace! By Mary A. Perez. The author writes about how she was abandoned as a child and how she survived poverty, hunger, and life as a teenage bride to a man who was twice her age. It is a story of grit, grace, and survival.
Escaping Culture by Frederico Wilson. It is a book of introspection and many observations about self, family, friendships, and the world around us. It touches on race, politics, religion, and being a free thinker overall. Definitely an interesting perspective on life.
The Skull of Pancho Villa and Other Stories by Manual Ramos. This is a collection of stories that feature Mexican Americans struggling with their ethnicity as a minority in the United States, historical events from the Mexican Revolution, and much other insightful reading.