Dora

Dora is a politically active Hispanic literature graduate student who grew up listening to novels for bedtime stories and picks great titles. Below you'll find, in order, her favorite nonfiction, adult fiction, YA and kids fiction, and books in Spanish.

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Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger By Rebecca Traister Cover Image
$17.00
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ISBN: 9781501181818
Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - September 3rd, 2019

I picked this book up filled with guilt for a rage I didn't understand and Rebecca Traister took that fury and permanently altered my entire worldview in a way that, years later, I still think about every day.


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The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War By Gioconda Belli Cover Image
$19.00
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ISBN: 9781400032167
Published: Anchor - October 14th, 2003

Through her lyrical, emotive prose in The Country Under My Skin, Gioconda Belli presents an incredibly human glimpse into the life and struggles of a Sandinista revolutionary in Nicaragua, and how those struggles are often compounded by the experiences of womanhood.


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Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A True (As Told to Me) Story By Bess Kalb Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525563822
Availability: Available to Order. Most orders arrive in 5-10 days.
Published: Vintage - April 20th, 2021

This book made me sob in the best way possible. Just over two hundred pages, Nobody Will Tell You This But Me will suck you in so quickly and wholly that you leave feeling as though Grandma Bobby was your own grandmother. The small memories and phone calls and stories make it an easy but impactful read.


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Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House By Alyssa Mastromonaco, Lauren Oyler (With) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781455588237
Availability: Available to Order. Most orders arrive in 5-10 days.
Published: Twelve - March 6th, 2018

This book is truly one of a kind. Alyssa's Mastromonaco's fantastic storytelling and wonderful sense of humor paired with her unique point of view as a woman in the White House make her book not just another political memoir. Along with each riveting story, she gives advice and offers heartwarming reassurance to anyone, whether you're at a major crossroads in life or are simply stuck wearing jeans while meeting the Queen.


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The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina: A Novel By Zoraida Córdova Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982102555
Availability: Available to Order. Most orders arrive in 5-10 days.
Published: Atria Books - July 5th, 2022

The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina is the perfect joining of your classic magical realism and your favorite modern fantasy, bringing everything from strange little things that must be magic to absolutely dazzling fallen stars. When Mamá Orquídea says come collect your inheritance, you come, and when I say read this book, you should.


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She Who Became the Sun (The Radiant Emperor Duology #1) By Shelley Parker-Chan Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250621801
Availability: Available to Order. Most orders arrive in 5-10 days.
Published: Tor Books - July 20th, 2021

Fantastically, stunningly beautiful and queer in a way that had me enveloped beyond words.


Ziggy, Stardust and Me By James Brandon Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780525517665
Availability: Available to Order. Most orders arrive in 5-10 days.
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks (National Book Award Finalist) By E. Lockhart Cover Image
$11.99
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ISBN: 9780786838196
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2009

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It's Not Like It's a Secret By Misa Sugiura Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062473424
Availability: Available to Order. Most orders arrive in 5-10 days.
Published: HarperTeen - November 13th, 2018

It's Not Like It's a Secret is so good in so many ways and works through so many complexities in a way you would never expect just picking it up. It tackles so many different issues and conversations about diversity and identity all while being a warm and fuzzy YA read. This book stunned me at every turn and I truly believe everyone should read this book.


Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir By Maggie Thrash, Maggie Thrash (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maggie Thrash, Maggie Thrash (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780763687557
Availability: Available to Order. Most orders arrive in 5-10 days.
Published: Candlewick - May 9th, 2017

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Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations #1) By B. B. Alston Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062975171
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 4th, 2022

The Frog Princess (Tales of the Frog Princess) By E.D. Baker Cover Image
$9.99
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ISBN: 9781619636170
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - August 26th, 2014

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Framed By Frank Cottrell Boyce Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780060734046
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - January 29th, 2008

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Rick Riordan Presents: The Last Fallen Star-A Gifted Clans Novel By Graci Kim Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781368061278
Availability: Available to Order. Most orders arrive in 5-10 days.
Published: Rick Riordan Presents - April 26th, 2022

A wonderful adventure of Korean mythology and fallen stars, complete with a magical hidden door inside H-Mart.


Tu lengua en mi boca / Your Tongue in My Mouth By Luisa Reyes Retana Cover Image
$18.95
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ISBN: 9786073802987
Published: Literatura Random House - April 19th, 2022

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Entre los rotos / Among the Broken (Premio Mauricio Achar 2019) By Alaide Ventura Medina Cover Image
$17.95
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ISBN: 9786073185950
Published: Literatura Random House - March 24th, 2020

Como sugiere el título, te va a romper. Un libro increíble de la maravillosa Alaíde Ventura Medina.