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Must Read Books this Hispanic Heritage Month

Updated: Sep 20, 2022

“If you have an opportunity to make things better and you don't, then you are wasting your time on Earth.” – Roberto Clemente.

Hispanic Heritage Month is all about celebrating our voices and taking pride in knowing where we come from! In honor of that, I started a list of recommended reads this month. Looking to add on to it so please reach out with suggestions for adds. Which book written by a hispanic author inspired you?

Recommended reads:

You Sound Like a White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation

Author: Julissa Arce

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In You Sound Like a White Girl, Julissa offers a bold new promise: Belonging only comes through celebrating yourself, your history, your culture, and everything that makes you uniquely you. Only in turning away from the white gaze can we truly make America beautiful. An America where difference is celebrated, heritage is shared and embraced, and belonging is for everyone. Through unearthing veiled history and reclaiming her own identity, Julissa shows us how to do this.

The House of the Spirits: A Novel

Author: Isabel Allende

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The House of the Spirits, the unforgettable first novel that established Isabel Allende as one of the world’s most gifted storytellers, brings to life the triumphs and tragedies of three generations of the Trueba family. The patriarch Esteban is a volatile, proud man whose voracious pursuit of political power is tempered only by his love for his delicate wife Clara, a woman with a mystical connection to the spirit world. When their daughter Blanca embarks on a forbidden love affair in defiance of her implacable father, the result is an unexpected gift to Esteban: his adored granddaughter Alba, a beautiful and strong-willed child who will lead her family and her country into a revolutionary future.

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