Ines Bellina

Ines Bellina is a writer, translator, and storyteller who is based in Chicago after many years in Lima, New York, Buenos Aires, Montreal, and other places that have slipped her mind. Along the way she got a bunch of literary degrees, which she is putting to good use at an ad agency. She is active in Chicago’s Live Lit scene and is currently writing a YA novel based on her love of musicals. Ines is also one of the hosts of XX,Will Travel, a podcast geared towards independent women travelers. When she’s not overscheduling herself, she sings love songs to her bulldog, Charlie. Follow her on Twitter @ibwrites.

5 Memoirs from the #IAmAnImmigrant Campaign

Memoirs from those who participated in the #IAmAnImmigrant campaign, celebrating contributions that immigrants make to the United States.

5 Books from the LGBTQ Latin American Bookshelf

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A Complementary Reading Guide for the Citizenship Exam

A few book recommendations for new citizens.

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A short list of buzzed-about female authors from Latin America.

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A reading list for those who loved the Juana Inés mini-series.

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4 Latin American Dictator Novels for These Dark Times

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