Tuesday, September 27, 2022

From the Bookshelves: Hispanic Heritage Month

The two books featured in this episode of NPR's Book of the Day podcast are stories examining the difficulties and stressors of being Latino in America.

I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter is about a 15-year-old girl who has a contentious relationship with her immigrant parents. Author Erika L. Sánchez explains in conversation with Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa her goal to challenge ideas of Latina perfection. The book is being adapted into a major motion film starring American Ferrera.

David Bowles, author of They Call Her Fregona: A Border Kid's Poems, discusses the cracks in the Latino community and immigration in pursuit of a better life. The book is poetry -- literally, it is written in verse.



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