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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fantastically, stunningly beautiful and queer in a way that had me enveloped beyond words.
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.
A wonderful adventure of Korean mythology and fallen stars, complete with a magical hidden door inside H-Mart.
Como sugiere el título, te va a romper. Un libro increíble de la maravillosa Alaíde Ventura Medina.