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Video: One-on-one with writer Daniel Alarcón

Video: One-on-one with writer Daniel Alarcón

LatinaLista — Named by the New Yorker as one of the best 20 writers under 40, Daniel Alarcón is no stranger to portraying the human struggle through the lens of political unrest. Peruvian-born, Alabama-raised, the young author’s 2007 title Lost City Radio incorporates a political struggle, which is part of Peru’s history, to tell a


Video: YA author Kami Garcia turns fascination with paranormal into bestsellers

LatinaLista — Young adult author Kami Garcia isn’t shy to say that she absolutely believes in ghosts and loves everything paranormal. While some people might be embarrassed to make such public confessions, Garcia is confessing all the way to the bank. It’s because of her interest in the paranormal that has led this teacher-turned-author to


Round-up of Latino children’s literature top book lists for 2013

LatinaLista — Latino children’s literature is steadily attracting attention. Unfortunately, it’s not enough attention to warrant being included on some of the more prestigious top book lists. So, as in the past, whenever it was noticed there was a failure to recognize Latino talent, others stepped in to address the deficiency; children’s literature is no

DUNCAN TONATIUH Illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh, illustrator of "Diego Rivera: His World and Ours," the 2012 winner of the Pura Belpre Illustrator Award, with some of his work in his home in Colonia La Lejona, San Miguel de Allende. The award, which honors La

Video: Latino children’s illustrator draws on hard issues to create charming stories

LatinaLista — With a name like Duncan Tonatiuh, it’s understandable if there’s some confusion over his background. Yet, one glimpse at any of the picture books he has authored and illustrated leaves no doubt as to the cultural pride he has in his Mexican roots. Tonatiuh grew up in San Miguel de Allende, the son