Lit Links and Scoops

Your weekly link pack:

– To be, or not to be a Latino Author

Mexico’s illiteracy problem is growing worse

– I’m sort of obsessed with Joss & Main, a home goods limited sale site.

– A list of the 2013 International Latino Book Awards Winners! via @mamiversebooks

– Racism on Twitter – yet again.

– Watcha Magazine is seeking advertiser. Be part of the 1st Latino Hip hop Magazine in the Nation! Shoot them an email at

– Moms Turn to Tech to Get Kids Access to Latino Authors via ABC News

– Podcast: 200 Years of Latino History in Philadelphia” by WHYY Public Media via soundcloud

– “The idea that larger, traditional publishing houses—like Simon & Schuster, Alfred K. Knopf and
MacMillan—are passing over Hispanic authors, despite the quality of work and incredible niche in the book market, is disappointing.” via Voxxi

– Great essay: the truth about multicultural stories via the Rumpus

– Have you joined this amazing group of Latina Bloggers yet? Join on Facebook.

– Very excited about Guillermo Del Toro’s book, The Strain, coming to TV. Via Screenrant I also want to catch up on the BBC miniseries, In the Flesh, that I missed. iTunes, here I come.

– A fascinating map of the world’s most and least racially tolerant countries via Washington Post

– Great read: “The Truth About Bicultural Consumers and How Marketers Are Taking Notice
Cultural Identity Is Crucial and Should Be Represented in Media” via AdAge.

– FX Courts Latinos (hard) for Crime Thriller ‘The Bridge’ – Early screenings, Q&As in bilingual media and a multicity mural project help boost awareness among a potential Hispanic viewership of 48 million. via Hollywood Reporter.

The Future Silicon Valley: Latina Coders via SV Latino

– Simón Bolívar: The Latin American Hero Many Americans Don’t Know via Time

– Am I an ‘Immigrant Writer’? By AMIT MAJMUDAR

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