The Latinidad Book Gift Guide

Marcela Landres’ Book Picks:

Literary Fiction
Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea: Simple prose and easy humor belie a substantial story with a political edge.

Poetry
Bird Eating Bird by Kristin Naca: Expands and embraces the possibilities of language.

Chick Lit
B as in Beauty by Alberto Ferreras: Sexy, laugh-out-loud chronicle of a big girl who learns to love her curves.

Short Story Collection
How to Leave Hialeah by Jennine Capo Crucet: A smart and smart-mouthed writer to watch.

Mystery
G.I Bones by Martin Limon: An historical page-turner with a keen eye and ear for detail.

Memoir
Havana and Other Missing Fathers by Mia Leonin: Absorbing and beautiful account of the author’s search for truth and love.

Self-Help
Parents Who Cheat by Ana Nogales: Think your parent’s infidelity didn’t affect you? Think again.

Cookbook
Simply Mexican by Lourdes Castro: Even a novice can quickly master these refreshingly well-written recipes.

Young Adult
Riding the Universe by Gaby Triana: The ultra-fabacious story of a clever girl and confusing boys.

Middle Grade
Confetti Girl by Diana Lopez: Warm, heartbreaking tale of a motherless girl and her absent-minded father.

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