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Happy New Year! Books for 2018?

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Liza Trevino (genxtexmex) | 7 comments Mod
Happy New Year!
Looking forward to 2018 and all the great books by and about LatinX authors. In addition, in 2018 this group will be a place for indie LatinX authors to seek honest reviews of their soon-to-be published works.

Be sure to check back in and frequently for the latest news about LatinX-centric books.

Happy New Year!

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John DeJesus | 2 comments Taco: A Brooklyn Tale

Book Excellence Awards Finalist!

Reader's Favorite

Stories from the Barrio / Hispanic Heritage


"They call me Taco. As far as nicknames go, I guess it's as good as any ... but it's a Mexican delicacy,, and I happen to be Puerto Rican. Using that same logic, I would have preferred to be called by a Puerto
Rican food, like Relleno or maybe Empanada; but Taco it is." ...

..."What's his last name?", Percy asked.
"Well Juan", Miss McAffee asked as she looked at me over her glasses.
"My name is Juan. Juan Ortega", I answered.
"You mean like a Taco?", Percy shouted.
... "From that day on, just about everyone called me Taco.
After a while I grew to like it. It made me unique. At
least I wasn't one of two Juans."

Taco is a book about a young Puerto Rican boy growing up in Brooklyn, NY. It is about survival, about growing where you are planted, a book about realizing goals and dreams, about family and those you love and love you in return.

This book was wonderfully written. The author brings you into the characters and life on the street with unsurpassed imagery and artful language. You know these people, you share all of their emotions. You're
on the street with Taco and his "family" --a wide range of characters who surround the kids to protect and love them. An amazing read!
Tom Sims - Author of Repo Elf.

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