For those of you who are always asking me for reading suggestions, here’s a few of my favorite books about the Latin-American experience:


Dreaming in Cuban/ Soñando En Cubano Cristina Garcia 
In the Time of the Butterflies/ En El Tiempo De La Mariposas Julia Alvarez 
The House on Mango Street/ La Casa En Mango Street Sandra Cisneros 
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao/ La Breve y Maravillosa Vida de Óscar Wao Junot Diaz 
Drown/ Negocios Junot Diaz 

Bodega Dreams/ El Vendedor de Sueños Ernesto Quiñones
The Dark Bride/ La Novia Oscura Laura Restrepo
Woman Hollering Creek/ El Arroyo De La Llorona Sandra Cisneros
One Hundred Years of Solitude/ Cien Años De Soledad Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Before We Were Free/ Antes De Ser Libre Julia Alvarez
E. Luminata/ Lumperica Diamela Eltit
In A State of Memory/ En Estado De Memoria Tununa Mercado


And some that do not come in Spanish but are really great books:
Krik? Krak! Edwidge Danticat
Crossing Manuel Luis Martinez
Mothers and Shadows Marta Traba
Yocandra in the Paradise of Nada Zoe Valdez
America’s Dream Esmeralda Santiago