Hi Friends! We are almost to the end of September and we are halfway through Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month. (Sept 15- Oct 15).
Thank you Forever Romance for introducing me to a new podcast this weekend, Latinx Like Me, via the take over from Bookish.Em. As someone who is half Mexican American but little to no cultural affiliation to my Mexican background, I have spent A LOT of time thinking about where and how I fit into Latinx culture and if I can even use that term to define myself. Anyway, the first episode of Latinx Like Me talked about some things that really resonated with me and I look forward to more episodes. Highly recommend for any podcast listeners who enjoy listening to folks talk about their life experiences, also there are book recs!
What does this have to do with books? Thanks for asking. Although I don’t have a connection to the Mexican American side of my family, one thing I can do is read books that are by and about Latinx people. Latinx folks are not a monolith, so there is no one book that will have the “perfect” Latinx experience and that is not what I am looking for. But I greatly enjoy reading about the different experiences of Latinx characters in books. Here are some of the books I have read this year that had Latinx characters and a few I have on my TBR.
To Be Read:
What books have you read by Latinx authors (any genre) and really enjoyed?