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A Reading List for Latinx Heritage Month

October 6, 2020

Dear readers,

September 15th began the month-long celebration of Latinx Heritage. Stories of and by the Latinx community should always exist in our collective understanding, but this month we’d like to center these stories in 826 Boston’s programming.

Like many communities of color, the Latinx community has historically and continues to experience marginalization and systemic brutality. As we attempt to eradicate our contribution to these oppressive systems in our professional world, it is important to also increase our awareness and support for the Latinx community through resources, such as books. We’ve selected several readings to celebrate writers of Latin descent and their work. We hope you’re staying well, and that these readings will increase your knowledge. 

Warmly, 

The Writers’ Room Team at the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science

Heather, Marcus, Charlene, and Heather 

Nonfiction 

Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse by Alida Nugent

Fiction

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Lobizona by Romina Garber

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Dominicana by Angie Cruz

Comics/Graphic Novels

The Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #49 penciled by Humberto Ramos

Angola Janga: Kingdom of Runaway Slaves by Marcelo D’Salete

Poetry

“A Question” by Xochiquetzal Candelaria

Unaccompanied by Javier Zamora

“Brown Girl” by Yesika Salgado

Special Mentions 

Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer de Leon

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

 

 


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