February 8, 2019

FEBRUARY BOOKS ROUNDUP


       
  
I write to find out what I’m thinking.
I write to find out who I am.
I write to understand things.
            ---Julia Alvarez


We read to understand things as well.  Every month, The Latina Book Club will do a Books Roundup to highlight books by Latino Authors or books with Latino themes.  We will include as many books and genres as we can.  We invite all readers to check out the books listed below, and share them with other readers.

This month, we recognize and congratulate Debut Authors Aida Salazar and Thelor Kay Mejia on their new releases.  We look forward to reading more from them.

If we have missed books, we apologize.  We would be happy to expand the list; just send us your book release information.  Email us at latinabookclub@aol.com.

Happy Reading!   And as always, #ReadLatinoLit !



FEBRUARY RELEASES



DEBUT AUTHOR

THE MOON WITHIN
By Aida Salazar
Arthur A. Levine Books
Children’s Books
**A lovely coming-of-age story told in poems about a young girl who’s experiencing lots of firsts.




DEBUT AUTHOR

WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE
By Tehlor Kay Mejia
Katherine Tegen Books
Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adults, LGBT
**A daring fantasy about a society wife-in-training who is recruited by rebel spies and falls hard for her biggest rival.



  
CRASHING INTO HER: LOVE ON CUE

Mia Sosa
Avon Impulse
Romance
**Set in L.A. Perpetual bachelor meets firecracker of a woman who rocks his world.



LETY OUT LOUD
By Angela Cervantes
Scholastic Press
Children’s Books
Spanish edition – LETY ALZA SU VOZ – releases in June 2019!
**A sweet middle grade tale of two kids learning the value of teamwork.



LOVE SUGAR MAGIC:  A SPRINKLE OF SPIRITS
By Anna Meriano
Walden Pond Press
Children’s Books
**Young Leonora torn between being a good bruja or a good friend.



SOARING EARTH
By Margarita Engle
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Children’s Books – Teens
**A touching memoir of a young Margarita Engle straddling two worlds -- Cuba and Los Angeles.





#READLATINOLIT



Attention Authors!  
Email The Latina Book Club your book release information to be added to the 
monthly Books RoundUp.  Email us at latinabookclub@aol.com.