Lit Links & Scoops

The Plantation in Puerto Rican Popular Music


– The Biggest One-Man Run Online Book Club Leader Never Reads the Books

– Boston Review’s Paula M.L. Moya did a two part interview with Junot Díaz here.

– How to brew your own hibiscus sun tea. recipe here. Cooling, and packed with antioxidants. I add: 1 tablespoon of rose hips, 1 tablespoon of elderberries, 1 tablespoon strips of orange zest too.


– They fell in love at Borders. via Salon


– 10 Latino Olympians to follow on Twitter via NBC Latino


– A smart and candid rant about confused anger, girl crushes and Sheila Heti‘s acclaimed novel on friendship. via Salon


– There is still time to participate in the 3rd annual Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice – Soy Poderosa blog carnival. Sign up here.


– Dazzling: 37 Home Library Design Ideas With a Jay-Dropping Visual and Cultural Effect (here), 

The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World (here) and Bringing Maker-Style Garage Tinkering Into the Local Library (here)


– The Intercultural Self or, Race, Culture and This White Chick; Part One

– Cool KickStarter Project: A Crowdfunded Farm Brings Traditional Mexican Flavors to New York via Good.is


– Speaking of Food: Latin Eats: NYC Restaurant Week List

–  The trailer for this book includes a girl in blackface – enough said. Read the article at xoJane.


– More yum: 11 Delicious Latin food blogs you need to follow

– Some Brief Thoughts on Media Violence and Critical Literacy via PETER GUTIERREZ.


– Ten Reasons Parents Should Read Multicultural Books to Kids via Incultureparent

– How to Survive in a Interracial Relationship When You Don’t Have the Support of Your Family & Friends via Chantilly Patiño.


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