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Latina Princess
5 Stories That Would Make for a New Latina Princess
By Samantha Leal | 10/25/2012 - 18:00

With the Princess Sofia controversy and the idea of a Latina princess on everyone’s mind, we wondered what stories might lend themselves to a Latina fairy tale film. While some of these stories are told throughout different countries and have different endings, we would imagine (and hope!) that the children’s version would deal with a happily ever after scenario. (Hey, have you read the original tale of The Little Mermaid?


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5 Novels for a Rainy Day
5 Novels for a Rainy Day
By Valerie Tejeda | 10/22/2012 - 17:00

There’s something magical about digging into a good book on a rainy day. The problem is, many of us don’t know what to read first! B.N. Randall is a literary expert and author of the young adult thriller Memoria. Owning more than a thousand books herself, Randall loves a good story and is always on the hunt for new titles to check out. “I love reading because of the transportation aspect,” she says.


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Mexican American Studies Books Banned in Arizona
By Samantha Leal | 10/09/2012 - 15:00

Seven books that were a part of a controversial Mexican American Studies program are not allowed to be taught in classrooms in Tucscon, reports the Huffington Post


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Latino author Paulo Coehlo
Our Favorite Latino Authors
By Desiree Browne | 10/02/2012 - 15:00

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we're taking a look at some of our favorite Latino authors. Get ready to amp up your reading list with these selections. Who is your favorite? 


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7 Books Every Latina Should Read During Hispanic Heritage Month
By Sugey Palomares | 09/26/2012 - 16:00

There’s no better way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month than by celebrating our amazing authors and the memorable stories they create. Here are seven books to add to your reading list this month. Enjoy! 


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This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
Junot Diaz Chats About His New Book 'This Is How You Lose Her'
By Celia San Miguel | 09/13/2012 - 17:00

Five years ago, Dominican American Jersey boy Junot Diaz’s debut novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, making him just the second Latino to achieve this honor, following Oscar Hijuelos (The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love).


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Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz To Release Book On Health & Fitness
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/09/2012 - 18:00

Actress Cameron Diaz is going to take a leap in her career for a new project, and this time it isn't for a movie. Cameron is getting ready to go from actress to author as she stays busy writing a fitness book.

HarperCollins announced yesterday that the What to Expect When You're Expecting star has a contract agreement with the book publisher to release a book on health and wellness. The book is currently untitled and scheduled to hit store shelves in fall 2013.


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Victor Cruz Memoir: Out of the Blue
5 Great Latino Celebrity Memoirs & Autobiographies
By Samantha Leal | 07/17/2012 - 16:15

Victor Cruz just released his new memoir, Out of the Blue, which chronicles his life and struggle to get to where he is now – a Super Bowl champion and proud papi. To celebrate, we’re looking at some other books by notable Latinos. Are any of these on your reading list?


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Marco Rubio Memior An American Son Book
5 Things We Learned About Marco Rubio From His Memoir ‘An American Son’
By Samantha Leal | 06/20/2012 - 15:06

Marco Rubio’s recently released memoir, An American Son, gives us insight into his life and beginnings. The Republican Vice President hopeful talks about his Cuban family, coming to grips with his heritage and parlaying that into a successful political career. But there were a few things that we didn’t know about Rubio (or at least, not in his words). Here are our top 5 takeaways:

He suffered from a medical complication as a child that could have killed him.


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The Shadow Catcher by Hipolito Acosta
Book Review: The Shadow Catcher
By Samantha Leal | 06/03/2012 - 13:00

The Shadow Catcher, the debut novel by Hipolito Acosta, chronicles the life of the author as a U.S. Government Agent, as he worked for 30 years, mostly undercover, infiltrating Mexico’s immigrant smuggling rings and drug cartels. 

Poli, as he likes to be called, rose in the ranks from Border Patrol Agent to a key position in the Department of Homeland Security. The book, while full of amazing vignettes and stories (like that of being targeted by criminals he locked up – just another day on the job), also speaks to the current immigration situation.


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