#ModernLatinaBookClub features The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

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This month the Modern Latina Book Club will read the classic House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. As we enter the protagonist Esperanza’s world, House of Mango Street invites us to remember the places where we lived as children and in doing so, reflect upon our own histories and the difficult questions that emerge.

#ModernLatinaBookClub features Frida by Barbara Mujica

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The Modern Latina Book Club features Frida by Barbara Mujica. Told in the voice of Frida’s sister Cristina, who bears witness to Frida and Diego’s tumultuous marriage, this is a brilliantly vivid work of historical fiction.

#ModernLatinaBookClub Features A Fighting Chance by Claudia Meléndez Salinas

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The Modern Latina Book Club features A Fighting Chance by Claudia Meléndez Salinas. In A Fighting Chance, Claudia Meléndez Salinas draws us into the life of Miguel Ángel, a seventeen-year-old boy who lives in Salinas, California, in a neighborhood mired in a poverty he longs to escape.

#ModernLatinaBookClub Features Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

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Featured in the recent Huffington Post article “11 Books By Latinas Every Feminist Should Add To Their Collection,” the Modern Latina Book Club will read Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera this month.

#ModernLatinaBookClub Features Self Made by Nely Galán

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We are kicking off the Modern Latina Book Club with a book that will inspire you to take action and charge to live a life you want. This month we feature Self Made by Nely Galán.

Modern Latina Book Club

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The Modern Latina Book Club launches featuring literature written by Latina authors.

Captain Mama’s Surprise/La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamá

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In honor of Veterans Day, we are sharing a children’s book review of Captain Mama’s Surprise/La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamá written by veteran entrepreneur Graciela Tiscareño-Sato. She served as an officer in the active duty U.S. Air Force for nearly a decade and she is inspiring children to explore STEM careers like aviation in the Captain Mama bilingual (Spanish/English) book series.

Sandra Cisneros Awarded a National Medal of Arts By President Obama

President Barack Obama presents author Sandra Cisneros with the 2015 National Medal of Arts during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, September 22, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB / Getty Images

Congratulations to pioneering Latina writer Sandra Cisneros for receiving the 2015 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities by President Obama. Cisneros is one of 12 recipients who were awarded with the National Medal of the Arts.

10 Books to Help You Raise a Powerful Latina

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A list of 10 children’s books featuring strong Latina protagonists to help you raise a powerful Latina!

Book Review: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling and Bossypants by Tina Fey

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Book review of Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and Tina Fey’s Bossypants.