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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.


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

Monica Zepeda and her debut novel, Boys of the Beast
John Tommasino, September 19, 2022

Monica Zepeda is a third-generation Mexican American from Southern California who lives by the beach with her husband and their unbelievably cute cats. She earned an MFA in playwriting before working in the entertainment industry.


Zeke Peña and his book illustrations in My Papi Has a Motorcycle and Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide
Deborah Spector, September 16, 2022

Zeke Peña is a Xicano storyteller and cartoonist from El Paso, TX. He received several awards for his book illustrations in My Papi Has a Motorcycle (Kokila, 2019) and Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide (Getty Publications, 2017).


Author Daniel Acosta and his debut novel, Iron River
Deborah Spector, September 14, 2022

Daniel Acosta’s fiction has appeared in Nuestro and Lowrider magazines, in Homenaje a la Ciudad de Los Angeles, an anthology of Latino writing celebrating the bicentennial of the city of Los Angeles, and in the Fall, 2014 and Fall, 2016 Issues of Label Me Latina/o.


Ericka Sanchez, cookbook author of ¡Buen provecho! and Aguas Frescas and Paletas
Llyr Heller, September 12, 2022
Ericka Sanchez is a cookbook author, recipe developer, food stylist and the creator of the award-winning website nibblesandfeasts.com.

Author Yuyi Morales and her children books, Dreamers and Lucero
Anna Avalos, September 09, 2022

Born in Xalapa, Mexico, the city of flowers and springs. After migrating to the US in 1994, Yuyi struggled with English and loneliness in a culture foreign to her but found solace in public libraries, where she read children's books with her son and discovered a renewed interest in stories and art.


Author Duncan Tonatiuh and his books, Feathered Serpent and The Five Suns: A Mesoamerican Creation Myth, Undocumented: A Worker's Fight, and La princesa y el guerrero: Historia de dos volcanes
Eva Mitnick, September 06, 2022

Duncan Tonatiuh es un galardonado autor-ilustrador. Es Mexicano y Estadounidense. Creció en San Miguel de Allende, México y se graduó de la Parsons School of Design y de Eugene Lang College en la ciudad de Nueva York.


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