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Books saved my sanity, knowledge opened the locked places in me and taught me first how to survive and then how to soar. #GloriaAnzaldúa #mexicanamericanwriters #celebratediversity

Day 9 book 9 #12daysofbooksbywomen of color to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Hola and Goodbye by Donna Miscolta. Whatever your feels about your own family around the holidays, this is the perfect book to curl up with to get swept up in the joys and pains of a family maybe not so different than your own. In the 1920s Lupita Camacho leaves Mexico and finds work at a fish cannery in Southern California. These fifteen short stories follow her family through three generations of life in America. From a matchmaking wedding dressmaker and vacuum cleaner salesman to twin girls who are high school wrestling champs, the characters in this beautifully rendered, funny and moving collection stay with you long after you finish the book. It’s a joy to read. . . . . #holaandgoodbye #donnamiscolta #latinawriters #mexicanamericanwriters #womenofcolor #WoCbooks #shortstories #fiction #12daysofWoCbooks #holidaygifts #bookstagram #writersofinstagram #feminism #12DaysofInstagram #amreading

Much gratitude for @bookiful.life and her continued support of Mexican and Mexican American authors and the Lit & Luz Festival. Her insightful and considerate posts are so inviting and have introduced us to new authors, too! (Also, ❤️ the Post-it notes captured in the mirror.) . #Repost @bookiful.life with @get_repost ・・・ I love the Lit & Luz festival because it brings attention to some of the best Mexican writers and artists of the moment. Since they don’t get a lot of exposure in mainstream media, I’m so happy to know this entire festival exists to do that. Through the Lit & Luz festival, I gotten to know about Christina Rivera Garza, Eduardo Rubasa, Aura Xilonen, Fernanda Melchor, Julian Herbert and a many others. However, beyond that the festival also features our very own best Chicago writers and artists. The festival kicks off Saturday, Oct. 13th with the So Close, Far Away Exhibition Opening at Sector 2337! Check out @makelit for more details on the festival schedule! #makelit #litluz #chicago . #booksarebeautiful #mexicanwriters #mexicanamericanwriters #litluz #mexicanliterature #literaturamexicana #chicagowriters #chicagoevents #literarypublishing #graywolfpress #randomhouseliteratura #haymarketbooks

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