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Q+A With Zoraida Córdova, Author of ‘The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina’

The author of 17 YA, middle-grade, and adult fiction novels, Zoraida Córdova has established herself as an essential voice in the Latinx publishing space, exploring fantastical worlds, science fiction universes, and magical realism with an Ecuadorian twist. Her most recent novel, The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina, is a stunning exploration of matriarchy, memorializing the past, and the inherent divisions and yet unbreakable connections throughout time.

Q+A with Romina Garber, Author of “Lobizona” and “Cazadora”

Argentine author Romina Garber has been a fresh and unabashedly original voice in the industry since her young-adult fantasy novel Lobizona hit shelves last August. Blending mythology, magic, and werewolves (?!), the novel follows an undocumented immigrant named Manu whose mother is arrested by ICE, leaving her alone in the world. When she decides to […]íguez-1024x512.png

Q&A with Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez, Author of “For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts”

Author and Latina Rebels’ founder Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez’s debut, For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts: A Love Letter to Women of Color is the book I’ve been waiting for my whole life. What began as her love letter, almost a prayer, addressed to brown girls has become a 270-page book. It’s to, for, and about Latinas who have to navigate racism, sexism, and classism in all spaces, but particularly white-dominant ones.

‘Summertime’ is the Perfect Ode to the Real, BIPOC-Filled Los Angeles

If I made a list of this year’s most underrated films, Summertime (2021) would fill the top three spots. Directed by Mexican-American filmmaker Carlos López Estrada (also the director of Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon) and executive produced by Kelly Marie Tran, the film interweaves the stories of 25 extraordinary people over the course of one summer day in Los Angeles.