Book Club

Shakira Joins Dora the Explorer for a 'World School Day Adventure'
By Mariela Rosario | 12/20/2010 - 14:15

As if Shakira hasn't already accomplished a lot, now the Colombian pop star can add children's book author to her long list of triumphs!

Shaki teamed up with the folks behind Nickelodeon's hit TV show Dora the Exlorer to publish a new book in their series called World School Day Adventure. The book follows young Dora and her sidekick Boots as they rush to deliver school supplies to children around the globe in celebration of World School Day.

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2010 Books
Latina's 5 Best Books of 2010
By Mariela Rosario | 12/17/2010 - 11:24

This was a great year for Latino authors, with newcomers like Patricia Engel receiving critical acclaim and established authors like Isabel Allende returning to classic form.

Check out our picks for the five best books of 2010!

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Kit Kat
EXCLUSIVE: Kat Von D on her New Book: "I Think People Will be Surprised to See How Normal I Am"
By Lee Hernandez | 11/19/2010 - 08:20

Kat Von D is on top of the world right now. The famous Argentinean tattoo artist has a hit TV show (TLC’s L.A. Ink) and her latest book The Tattoo Chronicles is a NY Times Bestseller. spoke Kat about her new book, staying sober and how she's really just a normal girl at heart.

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Latina Book Club: Q & A with Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
LATINA Book Club: Q & A with Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
By Janel Martinez | 10/20/2010 - 10:30

Bestselling author Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez is back and bearing an extra special gift for readers just in time for the holiday season. Her seventh novel, The Three Kings (on sale Nov. 9th), is a romantic comedy following successful interior designer, Christy de la Cruz, as she reenters the dating scene after a divorce. She becomes involved with not one, not two, but three guys. Get a sneak-peak of the novel in the November issue of Latina!

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Michelle Cabrera
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera Tells Us Why Immigration is Good for America
By Lee Hernandez | 10/12/2010 - 16:16

In her new page turner, You Know I'm Right: More Prosperity, Less Government, CNBC Reporter Michelle Caruso-Cabrera tackles tough subjects like immigration, school reform and the need for less government. The Emmy-winning journalist (and proud Cubana) spoke to about her book, why immigration is good for America and more.

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Mario Vargas Llosa
Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa Wins Nobel Literature Prize
By Stacey Rivera | 10/07/2010 - 11:25

Famed author and politician Mario Vargas Llosa, 74, was awarded the Nobel Literature Prize Thursday. Llosa is the first South American to win the prize since his former friend and rival Gabriel Garcia Marquez won the award in 1982, prompting Marquez to tweet this morning “cuentas iguales” (Now we are even).

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Four Books to Read this Fall
By Janel Martinez | 09/23/2010 - 15:30

Fall weather brings a certain chill in the air that just makes us want to curl up with a good book and get some serious reading done. Here are a few books that we are definitely going to be reading this fall. Be sure to add your own picks in the comments below!

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Ricky Martin Isn’t the Only Musician with a Biography
By Grace Bastidas | 08/26/2010 - 12:00

Ricky Martin’s memoir, Me, doesn’t hit shelves till November 2, so if you’re anxious to know more about the former Menudo’s life as a dad or his decision to reveal his sexuality, you’ll just have to wait. In the meantime, there are a few tell-all books that should satiate your curiosity about life away from the recording studio for some of our favorite music makers. Get reading!

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Pulitzer Prize Winner Junot Diaz on 'Oscar Wao', the movie
Pulitzer Prize Winner Junot Diaz on 'Oscar Wao', the movie
By Angie Romero | 08/25/2010 - 10:00

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz likes to take his sweet time. In fact, it could be another ten years before we read another thing from him. (The good news is that he’s already started working on it—a fantasy-type novel for young readers). Díaz, a proud Dominican American, took exactly 11 years to finish his modern fiction masterpiece, 2007’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

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Details Emerge on Ricky Martin's Memoir!
By Angie Romero | 08/19/2010 - 10:00

Details have finally emerged straight from Ricky Martin’s reps regarding the superstar’s upcoming memoir Me (or Yo, if you read in Spanish), to be published in the U.S. in hardcover on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

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