Reader's Roundtable Episode 17: Hispanic Heritage Month Picks

Sep 2019 Readers Roundtable

CADL Collection Development Specialists chat about Hispanic Heritage Month picks and a few titles they’re reading now or looking forward to.


Mari’s Picks

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Galápagos Girl by Marsha Diane Arnold, illustrated by Angela Dominguez

Maria Had a Little Llama by Angela Dominguez

How Do You Say? by Angela Dominguez

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Yuyi Morales

Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor, illustrated by Rafael López

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López

Dancing Hands: How Teresa Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Rafael López

Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Rafael López

The Tijuana Book of the Dead: Poems by Luis Alberto Urrea

The Lonely Dead by April Henry


Cheryl’s Picks

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Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

When I was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago

Almost A Woman by Esmeralda Santiago

The Carrying: Poems by Ada Limon

Llama Destroys the World by Jonathan Stutzman

Small Animals:  Parenthood in the Age of Fear by Kim Brooks

Academy of American Poets

NPR piece mentioning The Carrying


Jessica’s Picks

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Daniel José Older

§  Dactyl Hill Squad Series (children’s chapter books)

§  The Bone Street Rumba Series starting with Half Resurrection Blues (urban fantasy)

§  Star Wars: Last Shot (pretty sure I accidently said “Long” instead of “Last” in the podcast)

§  The Book of Lost Saints  (due out in November).

§  Shadowshaper

Malka Older announced as showrunner for next Orphan Black series.

The Centenal Cycle starting with Infomocracy by Malka Older

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado (due out in November)

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia                          

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates   due out September 24th

Hunter’s Moon by Philip Caputo


Happy Reading!