los angeles libros festival


Authors and performers Isabel Brazon, Andrés López, César Castro, Inés Castel-Branco, Lissette Norman and Canticuénticos
Phoebe Swan Guiot, September 22, 2023

Literature is celebrated in every language, and authors and illustrators worldwide understand the importance of connecting their work to schools and students.

Author Annette Chavez Macias and her novels, Big Chicas Don't Cry and Too Soon for Adiós
Celia Avila, September 20, 2023

Sometimes, all you need is to submerge yourself in the pages of a classic romance novel. The allure of passion and drama draws us in, gives us something to root for, and offers a welcome escape from the mundanity of everyday tasks.

Author Alex Sanchez and his novels, The Greatest Superpower and You Brought Me the Ocean
Edwin Rodarte, September 18, 2023

In a world where literature has the power to bridge gaps and foster understanding, Alex Sanchez stands as a shining example of an author who has dedicated his literary career to celebrating diversity, promoting cultural harmony, and inspiring young minds to embrace their authentic selves.

Graphic novelist Aarón Durán and his novels, Lazarus X66 and Season of the Bruja
Llyr Heller, September 15, 2023

For years, graphic novels have entwined the art of illustration with storytelling, captivating readers with their unique blend of creativity. At the heart of this compelling medium are the stories by authors of the various communities that live, love, and thrive in the world.

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.

Singer-songwriter Silvia Valencia and her book Bichazo
Anna Avalos, September 11, 2023

Escribir y compartir historias para niños y adolescentes en español es superimportante. Catalina Holguín y Silvia Valencia nos compartirán qué significa para ellas crecer entre libros y canciones en una plática que tomará parte durante Los Angeles Libros Festival.

Playwright Anthony Aguilar and his plays Little Red and El Verde
Deborah Spector, September 08, 2023

In July 2023, Center Theatre Group celebrated a significant milestone—the tenth anniversary of The Shop program. This program offers residents of Boyle Heights a valuable opportunity to engage with the art of theatre.

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.

Author Ericka Sánchez and her cookbooks, ¡Buenos días!, Aguas Frescas and Paletas, and ¡Buen Provecho!
Nicholas Clayton, August 30, 2023

Cookbooks are more than just collections of recipes—they are vessels of memory, culture, and storytelling. In the Latino community, these culinary treasures hold an even more profound significance because they connect individuals to their heritage and provide a bridge to cultural understanding.