According to the Pew Research Center, 210,000 Latinos of Panamanian descent lived in the U.S in 2017. They are the 15th largest Latino group in the U.S.
Veronica Chambers is the author of Mama’s Girl. Born in Panama and raised in Brooklyn, her work often reflects her Afro-Latina heritage.She coauthored Yes Chef with chef Marcus Samuelsson as well as Samuelsson’s young adult memoir Make It Messy.
Christina Henriquez is the author of The Book of Unknown Americans, The World in Half, and Come Together, Fall Apart: A Novella and Stories.
Sigrid Nunez has published seven novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, Salvation City, and The Friend, a National Book Award Winner. She also authored Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag.