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Notable Latino Books
This is How You Lose Her, by Junot Diaz.
“Ribald, streetwise, and stunningly moving—a testament, like most of his work, to the yearning, clumsy ways young men come of age.” -Vogue

2013 Pen/Faulkner Winner!by the gifted Benjamin Alire Saenz
  National Hispanic News: "For non-business readers, and in the larger scheme of things, The ABCs and Ñ of America’s Cultural Evolution is a useful reader not only for the historical facts on Latino Americans, but, more importantly, for the fact that another Latino moves into the circle of writers who “rights” the erasure and omission of Latinos in U.S. history.  That, in itself, makes this book worthwhile."
The Stories I Read to the Children by Lisa Sánchez Gonzalez. From School Library Journal: This presentation of the library work and writing of Pura Belpré will likely be both frustrating and inspiring to librarians.
From Xanath Caraza's "Lo Que Trae La Marea/What the Tide Brings is a bilingual collection perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon. It can be enjoyed in one sitting."


"Fred Arroyo's impeccably crafted collection of short fiction, Western Avenue and Other Fictions, brings to life a set of characters locked into the dead-end squirrel cage of immigrant workers. Some of these characters will be familiar to readers of Arroyo's brilliant debut novel, The Region of Lost Names, also published by the University of Arizona Press. This is not one of the trendy novels-in-stories, which so frequently dot the current literary landscape, but the collection does form a narrative, circling back through time and the perspectives of different characters within the narrative." --Linda L. Rodriguez
From the political turmoil of 1920s Puerto Rico, to the aftermath of a devastating hurricane in 2005, Traveler's Rest provides a kaleidoscopic look at a family that has lost its identity and torn itself apart. The ghosts of the past and the horrors of the present follow Tony, a recovering heroin addict, as he seeks to reclaim his family's legacy and set his own path in an increasingly chaotic world.