• Margarita Engle’s The Wild Book, for children ages 10 and younger, will be released Tuesday. The story focuses on a girl who struggles with reading.
• Carolina de Robertis’ Perla, about an Argentine woman who discovers a painful secret about her parents’ past, will come out March 27.
• The Librotraficante Caravan, led by Aztec Muse publisher Tony Diaz, made its way from Houston to Tucson – with stops in San Antonio, El Paso and Albuquerque – to distribute $20,000 worth of Latino-themed books that were banned by the Tucson school district. The journey received coverage from The New York Times, El Paso Times, San Antonio Express-News, Arizona Daily Star and The Texas Observer.
• Here’s a great New York Times article about how the state’s ban on ethnic studies has affected classroom studies, such as a visit by author Matt de La Peña.
• Pat Mora won the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award for her book, Gracias/Thanks.
• Bless Me Ultima author Rudolfo Anaya talks about his banned books in the Albuquerque alternative newspaper, Alibi.
• The Los Angeles Times features a great profile of Luis J. Rodriguez.
• Luis Alberto Urrea provides the prompt for NPR’S Three-Minute Fiction contest. Deadline is March 25.
• The Hispanic Reader is taking the week off. When we come back, we’ll celebrate the birthdays of two Nobel Prize winners. Happy Spring Break!
Note: This post was updated to include The New York Times article.
2 responses to “In the News: New books, Librotraficantes, Rodriguez, Mora”
I loved Perla. my review http://coloronline.blogspot.com/2012/03/perla-carolina-de-robertis.html Enjoy your week off
Thanks! I didn’t receive an ARC for Perla, so my review won’t be up until mid-April.