Hispanic Heritage Month

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This week Alice and Kim highlight nonfiction books by Hispanic and Latinx authors.

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Nonfiction in the News

Historian of Race in America Gets an Unusual Four-Book Deal [New York Times] 

2021 National Book Award Longlists [NPR] 

New Nonfiction 

America Calling: A Foreign Student in a Country of Possibility by Rajika Bhandari

Please Don’t Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes: Essays by Phoebe Robinson – Tiny Reparations Books

No Cure for Being Human: (And Other Truths I Need to Hear) by Kate Bowler

True Raiders: The Untold Story of the 1909 Expedition to Find the Legendary Ark of the Covenant by Brad Ricca

Weekly Theme: Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic American Heritage Month 2021 

Who is Hispanic? [Pew Research Center]

Hispanic Or Latino? A Guide For The U.S. Presidential Campaign [NPR]

Once Upon a Quinceanera: Coming of Age in the USA by Julia Alvarez

My Sister: How One Sibling’s Transition Changed Us Both by Selenis and Marizol Leyva

The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú

From Coveralls to Zoot Suits : The Lives of Mexican American Women on the World War II Home Front by Elizabeth Rachel Escobedo

Quick Mentions

Reading Now

KIM: Harlem Shuffle: A Novel by Colson Whitehead  

ALICE: My Heart Is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones


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