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.

Author

Spread the love

More Articles for You

Portuguese Ethnicity in Puerto Rico

According to a chronology, made available by the Library of Congress, in 1593, “Portuguese soldiers, sent from Lisbon by order …

Spread the love

The Italian at a Glance

Becoming Italian Back in December 2020, I started a new research project on Instagram, @ItalianAtAGlance to curate and share some …

Spread the love

Dale! The Diasporican Cookbook

Illyanna Maisonet is an amazing writer. I’ve followed her online and read her deeply personal newsletter for years. As a …

Spread the love

Understanding The Children’s Train by Viola Ardone

Based on a true events, with more than 5,922 ratings on Goodreads, when I saw The Children’s Train, by Viola …

Spread the love

Searching the 1950 Census: Things I didn’t Know about East Harlem & Vito

I always thought 2nd Avenue was expansive. I have fond memories of playing in the open “pompa” – Spanglish for …

Spread the love

Frida on Chestfeeding: A Study in Empathy and Deep Customer Understanding

Really well done Frida Mom! This is how you resonate with your audience. Author Literanista Spread the love

Spread the love