40. Carmen Tafolla ~ The Power of Poetry and Heritage
Latino Book Chat
by Christianne Meneses Jacobs
3M ago
In this episode, we are honored to have Carmen Tafolla author of Warrior Girl, a novel in verse that tells the story of Celina Teresa Guerrera Amaya. We talk to Carmen about her inspiration for writing this book, her use of poetry and bilingualism, and her message for young readers. We also hear some excerpts from the book, read by the author herself. Join us for this fascinating conversation with Carmen Tafolla, a woman warrior in her own right. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/latino-book-chat/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/po ..read more
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39. Lauren Muñoz ~ A Killer Party
Latino Book Chat
by Christianne Meneses Jacobs
4M ago
In this episode, we’ll dive into the plot, the characters, the themes, and the writing style of Suddenly a Murder by Lauren Muñoz. She talks about her inspiration, her writing process, and her favorite mysteries. So grab your flapper dress and your pearls, and join us for this episode on LatinoBookChat.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/latino-book-chat/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/latino-book-chat/support ..read more
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38. E.C. Dukes ~ A Graphic Novel Combines Sci-Fi, Cars, and Social Justice
Latino Book Chat
by Christianne Meneses Jacobs
4M ago
Daizee and the Dukes of Chuco: Chuco World Rally is a futuristic adventure by author E.C. Dukes and illustrator Ronnie Dukes. The graphic novel follows Daizee, a Latina engineer, and her cousins as they race to save the environment from the corrupt oil and gas industries. E.C. and Ronnie talk about their inspiration for this futuristic story and how they hope their characters inspire young Latinos to become inventors and innovators. Listen to this fun episode on LatinoBookChat.com or on your favorite streaming platform. If you’re looking for a new graphic novel to add to your collection, check ..read more
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37. Margo Candela ~ Family, Sisterhood, Secrets
Latino Book Chat
by Christianne Meneses Jacobs
4M ago
The Neapolitan Sisters by Margo Candela is a humorous yet moving story that delves into the themes of family, culture, trauma, and identity. The novel is told in alternating points of view by the three Bernal sisters: Maritza, Claudia, and Dulcina. Each sister has a distinct personality and a different way of coping with their past and present challenges. The novel reveals how each sister has been shaped by their shared trauma of growing up with an alcoholic father and a passive-aggressive mother, who have a dysfunctional marriage. The sisters have to confront their repressed memories and emot ..read more
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37. Margo Candela ~ Family, Sisterhood, Sectrets
Latino Book Chat
by Christianne Meneses Jacobs
5M ago
The Neapolitan Sisters by Margo Candela is a humorous yet moving story that delves into the themes of family, culture, trauma, and identity. The novel is told in alternating points of view by the three Bernal sisters: Maritza, Claudia, and Dulcina. Each sister has a distinct personality and a different way of coping with their past and present challenges. The novel reveals how each sister has been shaped by their shared trauma of growing up with an alcoholic father and a passive-aggressive mother, who have a dysfunctional marriage. The sisters have to confront their repressed memories and emot ..read more
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36. Yasmín Ramirez ~ Proud to be Prieta
Latino Book Chat
by Christianne Meneses Jacobs
5M ago
What happens when you grow up in a place where two cultures collide and two languages coexist? How do you find your voice and your identity in a world that often misunderstands or misrepresents you? In this episode Yasmín Ramírez chats about her memoir ¡Ándale, Prieta!, a captivating and candid account of her life as a Mexican American woman in El Paso, Texas. Yasmín shares how her grandmother, who affectionately called her Prieta, shaped her sense of self and taught her to embrace her roots and her skin color. She also reveals the joys and struggles of living in the US-Mexico border region. V ..read more
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35. Edwin Fontánez ~ Unveiling the Depths of Father-Son Bonds
Latino Book Chat
by Christianne Meneses Jacobs
6M ago
In today's episode we’re going to discuss a memoir that has touched my heart and made me think about the complexities of family, memory, and art. The book is called One Last Song for My Father: A Son’s Memoir by Edwin Fontánez. One Last Song for My Father is a tribute to the author’s father, a tinsmith and musician who suffered from dementia for the last sixteen years of his life. The book is a blend of personal narrative, poetry, photographs, and artwork that explores the author’s relationship with his father. This is a book that will make you laugh, cry, and appreciate the people in your lif ..read more
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34. David Vela ~ From the Farmlands to the White House: An Inspiring Story
Latino Book Chat
by Christianne Meneses Jacobs
7M ago
Hola Ranger: My Journey Through the National Parks by David Vela is a memoir of his life story, from growing up in the farmlands of Southeast Texas, to visiting his first national park, to working in various parks across the country, to becoming the first Latino acting director for the National Park Service. David Vela share a lot of personal stories and insights into what it takes to protect and preserve our nation’s most special places. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/latino-book-chat/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/l ..read more
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33. Adriana Erin Rivera ~ How Music and Family Helped a Girl Survive War
Latino Book Chat
by Christianne Meneses Jacobs
7M ago
In this episode, we chat with Adriana Erin Rivera, the author of Paloma’s Song for Puerto Rico: A Diary from 1898, a historical fiction book that tells the story of a twelve-year-old girl who lives in Puerto Rico during the Spanish-American War. We discuss how Rivera collaborated with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Latino, how she researched the historical and cultural aspects of Puerto Rico in 1898, and how she incorporated the elements of music, nature, and family into Paloma’s story. We also explore what Rivera hopes readers will learn and appreciate from read ..read more
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32. Ana Reyes ~ Uncovering the Secrets of the Past
Latino Book Chat
by Christianne Meneses Jacobs
8M ago
We’re going to discuss one of Reese Witherspoon's Book Club picks, The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes. This is an absolute, can’t-put-it-down thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end. Ana chats with us about her debut novel, how she created her characters, the suspense and the mystery. The House in the Pines is a gripping page-turner that combines mystery, thriller, and literary elements. It explores themes of memory, trauma, identity, and friendship. It also has a twisty and satisfying ending that will leave you breathless. Get your copy at NicaGal.com --- Send in a voice mess ..read more
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