Sunday, May 1, 2011
May is Latino Book Month
MAY IS LATINO BOOK MONTH
Here are some books to celebrate Latino Book month:
The Norton Anthology of Latino literature
Features the work of Latino writers from Chicano, Puerto Rican, and Cuban- and Dominican-American traditions and Spanish-speaking countries, from letters to the Spanish crown by conquistadors to modern-day cartoonists.
Bodega dreams by Ernesto Quinonez
Chino, a promising young latino, finds himself drawn into the dangerous world of Willy Bodega, ruler of Spanish Harlem, and torn between his loyalties to his pregnant Pentecostal wife and the promises of the barrio ringleader.
Mangos, bananas, and coconuts : a Cuban love story by Himilce Novas
Esmeralda, the daughter of a poor Cuban exile, and Juan, the pampered son of a wealthy Cuban family in Miami, meet in a church in Spanish Harlem and begin a fateful relationship, not realizing that they are twins who were tragically separated from each other at birth.
Becoming Latina in 10 easy steps by Lara Rios
Considered the family spinster because of her high-powered career and lack of marital prospects, Marcela Alvarez receives an unexpected shock when she discovers that her deadbeat dad is not Latino and embarks on a ten-step plan to reunited with her Chicana roots.
Fifteen candles by Veronica Chambers
When Alicia tries to start a business organizing quinceaneras, and she drags her friends into it as well, party organizing turns out to be harder than she thought, and Alicia risks losing her new business and her friends.
The secret story of Sonia Rodriguez by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
Tenth-grader Sonia reveals secrets about her life and her Hispanic family as she studies hard to become the first Rodriguez to finish high school.
Quinceanera means sweet fifteen by Veronica Chambers
Eagerly anticipating her Quincea~nera, the fifteenth birthday celebration that will signify her adulthood, Marisol is troubled by a lack of money, her mother's new boyfriend, changes in her best friend, and the absence of the father she never knew.
The tortilla cat by Nancy Willard
When all five Romero children get sick, a magical cat appears in the night and cures them of their fevers.
These are just some of the types of books you could read, there are many more. Happy Latino Book Month.