If you’re looking for something to read this Latinx Heritage Month, these five books are the perfect place to start.
“Somewhere We Are Human” is a new anthology created by currently or formerly undocumented people. Curated by Reyna Grande and Sonia Guiñansaca, the entries range from visual art to personal essays (with poetry, arguably, in between), with authors, artists, and curators hail from Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Inherently this book shapes an understanding of immigration usually left out of US textbooks.
In “You Sound Like a White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation,” author Julissa Arce argues that rather than seeking approval from white culture, we should embrace our own identities and help change the narrative that there is only one way to be American.
So, what are the books that are going to help us feel seen and represented, fill our days with wonderful narratives, and teach us a thing or two in 2022? We did the research, and found five books, penned by Latinas, that you’ll definitely want to pick up this new year.