Thursday, January 2, 2020

Books by and about Latinos in 2019

Rigoberto Gonzalez at NBC News provides a top 10 list of books by and for Latinos.  The books highlighted as the "best Latino books, according to Latinx writers" are Kali Fajardo-Anstine's Sabrina & Corina,” a debut collection of stories that was named a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction; Angie Cruz’s “Dominicana,” a novel that launched Good Morning America’s Cover to Cover book club, and Carmen Maria Machado’s “In the Dream House,” whose inventive approach to narrative single-handedly reimagined the memoir.

Here is the full list of ten from Gonzalez:

  1. Where We Come From: A Novel by Oscar Casares
  2. Kafka in a Skirt: Stories from the Wall by Daniel Chacon
  3. Queen of Bones by Teresa Dovalpage
  4. Magical Realism for Non-Believers: A Memoir of Finding Family by Anika Fajardo
  5. The Accidental: Poems by Gina Franco
  6. Staten Island Stories by Claire Jimenez
  7. Rattlesnake Allegory by Joe Jimenez
  8. The King of Adobe: Reies Lopez Tigerina, Lost Prophet of the Chicano Movement by Lorena Oropeza
  9. I Offer My Heart as a Target, by Johanny Vazquez Paz
  10. Cantoras: A Novel by Carolina de Robertis


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