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Los Libros performers Peruvian Ensemble INCA
Maria Bonilla, September 27, 2023

Close your eyes and listen to the percussion. Let it take you back to an ancient time when the great Inca empire ruled. La imaginación or imagination (nisqa) makes it easy to see the people with their ritual dances and textiles.


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


Afro-Latinx authors: Torrey Maldonado, Tamika Burgess and Aya de Leon
Phoebe Swan Guiot, September 06, 2023

There is an enchanting power in stories woven by voices from diverse backgrounds. Stories from voices enrich our understanding, taking us on journeys through cultures and experiences we might never have known otherwise.


Author and poet Yesika Salgado and her books Corazón, Hermosa, and Tesoro
Llyr Heller, 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.


Zine author, Laura-Marie River Victor Peace Nopales and her zines, Lost Child, #5 and Resisting Capitalism for Fun, #4
Lorena Villegas, October 25, 2022

Laura-Marie River Victor Peace Nopales is a queer traveler. She enjoys ecstatic dance, art making, learning, ritual, and prayer. She’s been making zines since she was a young teenager. She enjoys fat liberation, singing, plant life, and guttermancy. Pleasure is her favorite way of experiencing God.


The Varrio Vamps and the Chulita Vinyl Club
Daniel Tures, October 19, 2022

The Varrio Vamps and the Chulita Vinyl Club are two very cool female-centric crews who prove that cars and records are not just for guys. Whatever your interests or activities, it can be rewarding to join a club of like-minded people who share the work and the play—or start your own.


Zine author, Kelli Callis and her many zines
Lorena Villegas, October 04, 2022

Kelli Callis is a recovering riot grrrl and English teacher in the suburbs of L.A.


Zine author, John Dishwasher and his zine, Reuben the Guide
Lorena Villegas, September 26, 2022

John Dishwasher is a writer and zine maker based in Southern California's San Jacinto Valley. His Zine from the Future Describing the End of Civilization was named a finalist for Best Political Zine of 2021 by Broken Pencil Magazine.


Nathalia with her guitar and 2 CDs
Lupita Leyva, September 22, 2022

A native of Colombia, Nathalia moved to the US to attend the Berklee College of Music and later began her career as a music therapist and early childhood music educator. Since 2012, she has recorded and released five children’s albums, which were all co-produced and performed by Grammy award winners.


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