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MULTICULTURAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY! REVIEW OF BEAST RIDER BY TONY JOHNSTON & MARIA ELENA FONTANOT DE RHOADS

The brotherhood of Beast Riders is lifting me in a huge hum of instructions, with great ferocity of purpose, with a kind of love new to me. Love that says, Stranger, we are in this together. --Manuel


The Latina Book Club is proud to be a blogger reviewer for Multicultural Children’s Book Day – January 31, 2020.This year’s book review is of the BEAST RIDER by Tony Johnston and Maria Elena Fontanot de Rhoads (Abrams Press).  Views expressed are our own. 

Haunting. Inspiring. Genuine.
BEAST RIDER is a harrowing, thrilling, and emotional ride fraught with danger and hope.It’s one boy’s journey across the border to reconnect with his long lost brother. This very realistic tale is about love, courage, family and growing up fast.
It’s also frightening because it can – and does! -- happen.Young boys – girls, adults, elders – do ride “The Beast,” the fast moving train from Mexico towards the U.S.12-year old Manuel is such a boy.In this fictional tale, he leaves his small town to join his older bro…

BOOK OF THE MONTH: WHERE I COME FROM: LIFE LESSONS FROM A LATINO CHEF BY AARON SANCHEZ

Chef Aarón Sánchez’s memoir touched my soul. As a fellow Mexican American, I grew up a lot like Aarón and shared the same kind of traditional Mexican cuisines every night at the dinner table. I have a new respect and understanding for the recipes that were passed along within my family, and I now have a deeper appreciation because I recognize that this is connection to my past that will live on forever.–Oscar de la Hoya, Boxing Legend



Happy 2020!The Latina Book Club has chosen a savory memoir/ cookbook for its first Book of the Month of this new decade.
WHERE I COME FROM: LIFE LESSONS FROM A LATINO CHEF by Aarón Sánchez is inspiring, passionate and delicious.Right from the start, readers learn that Aarón equates his love of food with his love for his family and heritage.He thanks his mother, who pushed him out of the nest at 16 to go work with a well-known New Orleans chef, for his love of cooking especially traditional Mexican cuisine.With vivid detail that engages all the senses, and …

HAPPY NEW YEAR !

The Latina Book Club wishes everyone a very Happy New Year !

We're starting ours with the Three Kings Day Parade on Monday, January 6, 2020, at El Museo del Barrio, followed by lunch at La Fonda.  (How sweet it is.)

We wish all our Readers and Followers all the best for 2020 and Happy Reading !!

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