The Latina/o Reader Blog Carnival

I’m very happy to host and share this carnival that is so close to my heart:

Silvio Sirias, author of the novel, Bernardo and the Virgin, sent in his post on Cuban Identity as Dreamworld: On Reading Cristina García.

Kathy, a Bermudian born book blogger who I had the pleasure of meeting at BEA, sent in a review of THE SOLOIST by Steve Lopez, a book that changed her thinking on homelessness and mental illness. She also wrote a review of LOVE WALKED IN by Marisa de los Santos, a book she notes that serves as a “delightful reminder that love is precious and comes in many different forms.”

Meanwhile, Julie from BookingMama, another fabulous book blogger who presented at BEA, sent in her review of Into the Beautiful North. She observed, “there is no doubt that this book deals with some very serious issues, yet Mr. Urrea included so many entertaining scenes and characters into this story.” About The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos, she says it, “introduced a lot of new things to” her. On Belong to Me she writes, “probably the first thing that attracted me to BELONG TO ME by Marisa de los Santos was the cover artwork.” On The Sum of Our Days, Julie says, “one thing that I really enjoyed about this memoir was reading about one of Ms. Allende’s best friends, Tabra.”

The themes for this carnival included:

1. Your most beloved book by a Hispanic author and the reason it’s your favorite.
2. The book by a Hispanic author you are exceedingly looking forward to reading (it can be an upcoming book or just one you haven’t read yet).
3. What Hispanic person or historic event would you love to see covered in a book?
4. Who is your Latino/Latina role model?
5. On Hispanic Stereotypes and tired cliches
6. Suggested topics

A special thank you to all our participants and those who promoted the carnival through Twitter and online, especially Jo Ann at Authorslatino.com.

* I left the carnival open a few days past the due date for late subsmissions hence the late post.

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