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A M'ija to Meet:  Claudette, Honduran

A M'ija to Meet: Claudette, Honduran

What I love about being Latina:  The way we talk with our whole bodies, not just our mouths.  What I love about being Americana:  The way I can be whomever I choose to be, and then change my mind if I want to.  My biggest challenge in growing up Latina in America:  Not meeting anyone’s […]

Book Giveaway #3 and What Not To Wear

Book Giveaway #3 and What Not To Wear

So, I am totally bummed that no one entered last week’s book giveaway contest.  I am holding on to the books and will do a new book giveaway with them a little later this summer.  I am eager for these great reads to wind up in your hands! The book officially launches on Friday, and I […]

Querida Abuelita

Querida Abuelita

My grandmother passed away this afternoon at the age of 96 years.  When I was little, I saw her yearly as she would visit us from Puerto Rico annually and we would go there either at Christmas or in the summer.  When she came to the States to visit, she and I would share a room.  […]

New Question for Book Giveaway #3

New Question for Book Giveaway #3

So it looks like the book giveaway contest question didn’t excite anyone.  We’ll have to go with something else because I want these great books to land in someone’s hands.  How about this:  when I was interviewing the women who participated in the book research, I asked them what books had made a positive difference […]

Book Giveaway Contest # 3

Book Giveaway Contest # 3

Happy Monday!  I am excited to announce Book Giveaway #3.  With this book giveaway, we will celebrate some of the great books published by Seal Press (my press).  There are three books waiting to land in somebody’s hands:  The Anti 9 to 5 Guide by Michelle Goodman, Body Outlaws, edited by Ophira Edut, and Waking […]

Winners of Book Giveaway #2

Winners of Book Giveaway #2

Congratulations to Raquel Michel,  Marlene Avalos Thompson, Milly Dunaway and Krysia Villon for winning the drawing for the free autographed copy of Hijas Americanas.   Now there’s still an offer on the table for winning a free autographed copy of Hijas Americanas for all the bloggers out there.  I have six books set aside for bloggers […]

A M'ija to Listen to...

A M'ija to Listen to…

Carrie Rodriguez, singer-songwriter-violinist, is in the midst of her first international headlining tour after the release of her debut album, Seven Angels on a Bicycle.  Her coming-of-age story is featured in Chapter 8 of Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina and her single, Seven Angels on a Bicycle, is featured on the […]