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Stories can’t be featured unless they are available to read.  We all need to share our stories…. – Lisa Guerrero, Journalist, Latina, Leader.

We can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by.  We were happy to discover new authors and new stories – stories that made us laugh, cry, cringe, scream and fall in love.  We’ve put together an easy reference list of our books of 2017 for readers everywhere.

Remember that books make great gifts all year around, and the best way to support an author is by buying their books, reading their stories and telling your friends and their friends and so on.

We wish you the very best for the New Year, and we look forward to discovering new stories and new authors. 

Happy Reading. Happy 2018! --- mcf


A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying by Laurie Ann Guerrero (University of Notre Dame Press) – poetry

All that Glitters by Liza Treviño (Koehler Books) -- fiction

All the Agents and Saints by Stephanie Elizondo Griest (University of North Carolina Press) – memoir, travel

All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry (Algonquin Young Readers) – fiction

Answered by Silence by Theresa Varela -- poetry

Anthology 2016 edited by Thelma T. Reyna (Altadena Poetry Review) -- poetry

Before Snowfall, After Rain by Ariel Francisco (Glass Poetry Press) -- poetry

Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle (Henry Holt and Co.) – children books

Break My Heart by Esther M. Soto (Sunny Girl Publishing) – fiction, paranormal, romance

Cantos Del Alma y Del Corazon by Dr. Maria Alma González Pérez – poetry, Spanish

Captain Mama’s Surprise / La Sorpresa de Capitan Mama by Graciela Tiscareño-Sato (Gracefully Global Group) – children book

Citywalker by Orlando Ferrand -- poetry

Codex of Journeys: Bendito Camino by Liliana Valenzuela (Mouthfeel Press) – poetry

Diaspora: Selected and New Poems by Frank Varela (Arte Publico Press) -- poetry

Dust Unto Shadow by Linda LaRoche – fiction

Dysfunctional Males by Fernando Sdrigotti (La Casita Grande) – fiction, short stories

Hispanicus: The Apostate Life of Antonio Pintero by Eddie Cisneros – fiction

I Got This: To Gold and Beyond by Laurie Hernandez (Harper Collins) – memoir, young adult

Imagining: Beyond Purpose & Creativity by Carlos Aleman – inspirational

In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende (Atria Books) – fiction

It Concerns The Madness by Nancy Mercado (Long Shot Productions) – poetry

Las Estrellas De Los Reyes Magos by Tere Rodríguez-Nora (Ediciones Norte) – children books, Spanish

Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times edited by Carolina de Robertis (Vintage Books) – essays

Rising, Falling, All of Us by Thelma T. Reyna (Golden Foothills Press) – poetry

SanTana’s Fairy Tales by Sarah Rafael Garcia (Raspa Press) – fiction, short stories, bilingual

Self Made by Nely Galán (Spiegel & Grau) – self-help

Sonnets to the Japim by Yolanda A. Reid -- poetry

Spanish Coffee: Black, No Sugar by A.B. Lugo (La Casita Grande) – poetry

The Boss by Aya de Leon (Dafina Books) – urban fiction

The Case of the Three Kings: The Flaca Files by Alidis Vicente (Piñata Books) – children books

The Legacy by Ed Cárdenas -- young adult, Spanish and English

This River Here by Carmen Tafolla (Wings Press) – poetry

Torrent Tragedy by Raquel Zepeda Fitzgerald – fiction, thriller, horror

Trained to Kill: The Inside Story of CIA Plots Against Castro, Kennedy & Che by Carlos Harrison -- memoir

Tristiana by Jonathan Marcantoni (La Casita Grande) – fiction, Spanish only

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore (Thomas Dunne Books) – fiction, paranormal, young adult

Wicked Remnants by Manuel A. Meléndez – thriller, horror

With the River on Our Face by Emmy Pérez (University of Arizona Press) – poetry

Read Latino.

Happy Reading. 

Happy New Year !