A new book is always welcomed into our shelves.

We've gathered 5 new books written by Latinx authors that have caught our attention and we cannot wait to get our hands-on. Ready to dive in? We are! 



1. Afterlife by Julia Alvarez

If you loved In the Time of the Butterflies and How the García Girls Lost Their Accents this is a new novel by the same author.

Julia Alvarez's new novel will center on a widowed literature professor who meets an undocumented immigrant girl while mourning the loss of both her late husband and her missing sister. 



2. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

“As a Dominican, this book already means a lot to me. The first time I read the title it transported me to a plane on my way to Dominican Republic, and hearing bursts of clapping the moment the wheels touch the runway. It's not a flight to the DR unless people clap when they land, and when you haven't been to the island in a while, you can't help but to feel moved when you hear it. It's like the clapping is telling you, "welcome home, we've missed you."




3. LatiNext ed. by Felicia Chavez, Jose Olivarez and Willie Perdomo

“LatiNEXT celebrates the embodied narratives of Latinidad. Poets speak from an array of nationalities, genders, sexualities, races, and writing styles, staking a claim to our cultural and civic space. Like Hip-Hop, we honor what was, what is, and what's next.”




4. The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio 

“I was 5 years old when I arrived in New York City from Ecuador. During that first summer in America, my undocumented parents took me to Times Square, the Empire State Building, the Twin Towers, Central Park, Bloomingdale’s window displays, the Bronx Zoo, Coney Island. “This is America,” they said, spreading their arms wide.”




5. Hello Fears by Michelle Poler

The book is described as an honest, empowering guide to living alongside what scares you.

“Our fears reveal what we care about the most, so each and every challenge is an opportunity to grow, hustle, and be your most authentic self  unapologetically.” 


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