As October comes to an end, I wanted to write a little bit about one of my favorite books that I picked up for Latinx Heritage Month (September 15- October 15). I chose Antígona González to fill in one of my prompts for Latinx-a-thon and it broke me down, looked me in the eye and reminded me what literature is supposed to make the reader feel. “What thing is the body when someone strips it of a name, a history, a family name?
There was a chance.
When there is no face or t
Amelia is a twenty something dreamer who feels her life is a giant black hole of failure. She’s struggling freelancer who doesn’t really know her place in her world– so she sets her hopes on on another — Mars. She’s dreamed of starting a new life and becoming a space explorer like the ones in the movies, but she doesn’t have the money to fund her dream. She’s a freelances on an app and is reacquainted with her ex boyfriend after he hires/finds her. They rekindle their physica
Alaine Beauparlant is a headstrong Haitian American seventeen year old from Miami, Florida. She’s the daughter of one of the most prolific TV reporters in the nation, Celeste Beauparlant and attends the ultra exclusive Saint Catherine de’Ricci Academy. Her parents are divorced and her mother’s skyrocketing career means that Alaine lives with her father, Jules. She’s just trying to survive senior year, her frigid relationship with her mother, and annoying classmates. But the