This book holiday list was put together by Marcela Landres, editor of Latinidad. Be sure to check out the titles and add them to your gift list--books make the best presents!
The Latinidad List
Literary Fiction – Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
Simple prose and easy humor belie a substantial story with a political edge.
Poetry – Bird Eating Bird by Kristin Naca
Expands and embraces the possibilities of language.
Chick Lit – B as in Beauty by Alberto Ferreras
Sexy, laugh-out-loud chronicle of a big girl who learns to love her curves.
Short Story Collection – How to Leave Hialeah by Jennine Capo Crucet
A smart and smart-mouthed writer to watch.
Mystery – G.I Bones by Martin Limon
An historical page-turner with a keen eye and ear for detail.
Memoir – Havana and Other Missing Fathers by Mia Leonin
Absorbing and beautiful account of the author's search for truth and love.
Self-Help – Parents Who Cheat by Ana Nogales
Think your parent's infidelity didn't affect you? Think again.
Cookbook – Simply Mexican by Lourdes Castro
Even a novice can quickly master these refreshingly well-written recipes.
Young Adult – Riding the Universe by Gaby Triana
The ultra-fabacious story of a clever girl and confusing boys.
Middle Grade – Confetti Girl by Diana Lopez
Warm, heartbreaking tale of a motherless girl and her absent-minded father.
Reprinted with permission of Latinidad®
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