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Author Mayra Cuevas and her novel Does My Body Offend You. Author Jessica Parra and her novel, Rubi Ramos’ Recipe for Success

¡Quiérete! / Love Yourself With Mayra Cuevas and Jessica Parra

September 25, 2023

Realistic young adult fiction holds a special place in the hearts of many readers. It is a genre that offers relatable stories and voices that resonate with our communities, a sentiment that holds true regardless of one's age but is particularly crucial for the younger generation.


Author Henry Barajas and his graphic novel, La Voz De M.A.Y.O. Tata Rambo. An illustration of him receiving a medal of honor from President Barack Obama

Exploring Family Heritage Through Graphic Novels With Henry Barajas

September 13, 2023

Graphic novels have become a captivating medium combining visual artistry and storytelling. The voices and perspectives of the Latino community have gained recognition thanks to authors like Henry Barajas.


Author and poet Yesika Salgado and her books Corazón, Hermosa, and Tesoro

Poetry With Yesika Salgado

September 05, 2023

Yesika Salgado, a Los Angeles-based Salvadoran poet, has carved a distinctive path in the world of poetry. Her writing is about her family, her culture, her city, and her own body. She is a two-time National Poetry Slam finalist and the recipient of the 2020 International Latino Book Award in Poetry.


Author Ari Tison and her books, Saints of the Household and Our Shadows Have Claws

Get to Know Ari Tison

August 14, 2023

Ari Tison is an amazing Bribri (Indigenous Costa Rican) poet and author who has won several awards for her incredible work.


Author Maritere R. Bellas and her books, !Soy Unica! and I Have A Secret!

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Maritere Bellas

September 21, 2022
Award-winning author, bilingual parenting expert/mentor, speaker, writer, podcast host, IG Live host, and parenting influencer. She is the author of four parenting books, published in English and in Spanish, two bilingual children’s books, and a translator of two children’s books.

Ernesto Cisneros and his books Falling Short and Efrén Divided

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Ernesto Cisneros

September 20, 2022
Ernesto Cisneros is the nationally acclaimed author of Efrén Divided. He was born and raised in Santa Ana, California, where he still teaches.

Ericka Sanchez, cookbook author of ¡Buen provecho! and Aguas Frescas and Paletas

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Ericka Sanchez

September 12, 2022
Ericka Sanchez is a cookbook author, recipe developer, food stylist and the creator of the award-winning website nibblesandfeasts.com.

Author David Bowles and his books, Clockwork Curandera and Tales of the Feathered Serpent

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With David Bowles

August 30, 2022

David Bowles is a Mexican American author and translator from south Texas, where he teaches at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley. He has written over two dozen award-winning titles, most notably They Call Me Güero and My Two Border Towns.


Illustrator and writer Mirelle Ortega and her book, Love Sugar Magic

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Mirelle Ortega

August 26, 2022

Mirelle Ortega is a Mexican illustrator and writer for kidlit and Animation based in Los Angeles, CA.


Author Donna Barba Higuera and her books - Lupe Wong Won't Dance, The Last Cuentista and El Cucuy is Scared Too!

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Donna Barba Higuera

August 12, 2022

Donna Barba Higuera grew up in a tiny desert town in central California surrounded by agricultural and oil fields. Rather than wrangling dust devils, she’d spend recess squirreled away in the janitor’s closet with a good book.


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