Minerva Laveaga Luna

Minerva Laveaga Luna is a Mexican writer, editor, and translator living in El Paso, TX. She has an MFA in Creative Writing by UTEP. She likes to write fiction in Spanish and nonfiction in English. She collects records and quotes. When she is at work, she is an Associate Professor at EPCC. Find her on Instagram at @minelalu.

Books in Spanish That Strengthened the Bond Between My Child and My Language

I needed my son to see Latine kids represented beyond flattened narratives, which mean researching the best kids' books in Spanish.

Indie Presses Publishing Works in Translation in The United States

Traditional publishing houses put out classics from around the world, but independent presses bring attention to new original talent.

Best Books About Keeping and Caring for Houseplants

Fallen into plant parenthood or curious about raising resilient green friends? These are some of the best books about caring for houseplants, including Wild at Home.

How to Start an Intentional Book Collection

Some books come in and out of our lives, but what about the ones we keep? Here are some considerations for your permanent book collection.

Anthologies as Vehicles of Cultural Representation

Recent years have seen the emergence of anthologies curated with the intention of becoming vehicles of representation.

#TheNewLatinoBoom: The Rise of Literature Published in Spanish in the U.S.

On the rise of the New Latino Boom, a growing trend of literature published in Spanish in the U.S. in the 21st century.

Best Books on Grief: In Times of Loss, Go to the Literature

A collection of some of the best books on grief for adults, from Joan Didion’s moving The Year of Magical Thinking to new releases.

A New Role for Little Free Libraries

Taking a look at some of the helpers who are turning their Little Free Libraries into Little Free Pantries to help neighbors in need during the pandemic.

Books That Bring Us Together

On how books can be grounding during times of struggle and uncertainty.

How to Keep a Language Alive

A first-generation immigrant on the challenges of trying to keep a language alive, and two helpful books not intended as guides for parents on the struggle.