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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.


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 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.


Author David Bowles and his books, Clockwork Curandera and Tales of the Feathered Serpent
Llyr Heller, 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
Llyr Heller, August 26, 2022

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


young Latinx women looking concerned
Guest Blogger, August 19, 2022

The Latinx community has fallen victim to the growing mental health crisis across the United States.


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


Author Natalia Molina and her latest book, A Place at the Nayarit
Daryl M., July 28, 2022

Natalia Molina is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.


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